Project profile — Global Plastic Action Partnership


World Economic Forum
2020-03-25 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Vietnam (33.33%)
• Indonesia (33.34%)
• Ghana (33.33%)


• Water And Sanitation: Waste management/disposal (14050) (50.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to contribute to the diversion of plastic pollution in rivers, deltas and oceans at global and national levels using a circular economy approach (a regenerative approach to production and consumption, in which products and materials are redesigned, recovered and reused to reduce environmental impacts). The Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) seeks to reduce the growth in global plastic leakage around the world by developing country-level strategies to reduce waste across the plastics life cycle. On a global level, GPAP provides a platform and convening mechanism for the emerging range of initiatives seeking to tackle plastics pollution. At the national level, GPAP works collaboratively with governments, businesses, civil society and other key stakeholders in several countries to: (1) bring together public and private leaders; (2) develop national action and investment plans to address plastic waste in the economy; and (3) align investors to advance action in support of these plans. Project activities include: (1) organizing alignment workshops with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia working on metrics and standards for measuring plastics waste pollution; (2) conducting GPAP engagement activities to inform public and private sector financing mechanisms on plastic initiatives in target countries; and (3) organizing outreach events to ensure that plastics-related policies receive the endorsement of government agencies and NGOs focused on women’s issues in target countries. The project aims to benefit Indonesia, Ghana and Vietnam through the development of national plans to combat plastic waste, with the opportunity for greater engagement regionally in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Africa and among small islands states in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened gender-responsive policy environments that drive actions to reduce plastics waste and pollution in the target countries; (2) improved transparency and gender-responsive accountability to reduce plastics waste and pollution in target plastics value chain; (3) increased investment in and adoption of gender-responsive environmentally sustainable plastics solutions, particularly in target countries; (4) developed a gender-responsive environmentally sustainable equitable plastics economy that supports people and communities of target countries; and (5) increased participation of the public, including women, in support of action to reduce plastics pollution in target countries.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-10-2022 Disbursement $1,283,175
13-03-2023 Disbursement $296,632
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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