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Revitalizing Ghana's Mangroves and Coastal Livelihoods

In Ghana, up to 30% of mangroves have been lost due to degradation and destruction in the last 25 years. The World Bank and PROBLUE are working with the Government of Ghana to protect and restore mangroves.


PROBLUE and Biodiversity

The PROBLUE Program is stepping up its financial, technical and knowledge support to countries as they seek to implement the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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Fisheries Under Pressure - from Ghana to the Caribbean

Protecting and investing in nature’s coastal and marine resources will pay dividends for countries, communities, biodiversity, and the climate.

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Securing Our Future Through Biodiversity

Biodiversity is our planet’s wealth. It is a cornerstone of development, and its loss threatens many hard-won development gains.


Blue Economy for Resilient Africa Program

Launched at COP27, the World Bank, with support from PROBLUE, announced a new Blue Economy program that will catalyze financing and provide an operational response to development challenges in coastal-marine areas of the African continent.


2022 Annual Report

In fiscal 2022, PROBLUE approved 38 proposals amounting to more than $32 million, increasing its overall portfolio of technical activities to $94.14 million in support of 143 activities in 80 economies.


Where Is the Value in the Chain? Pathways out of Plastic Pollution

This report provides key recommendations on how to create a comprehensive approach to tackling plastic pollution.


Applying the Blue Economy Approach to World Bank Operations

In close collaboration with international institutions, development partners, and client countries, the World Bank is leading the effort to develop and operationalize the concept of the blue economy by focusing on the integration and sustainability of different oceanic sectors.

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) for a Resilient and Inclusive Blue Economy

This guidance note examines the most productive ways to integrate MSP into World Bank projects and operations, and helps client countries invest in MSP.


Supporting Biodiversity and Healthy Ecosystem Services in Oceans and Coasts

Oceans are essential to life on earth and provide many biodiversity and ecosystem services to support it. Learn how marine spatial planning can help sustain these services.


Guidance Note for a Blue Public Expenditure Review

A blue public expenditure review can be a valuable tool for countries on their journey to a blue economy, to help drive blue sectors toward better environmental practices and management and support long-term, healthy development agendas.

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What You Need to Know About Oceans and Climate Change

Oceans play a critical role in regulating the climate, but how healthy are our oceans today and what kind of impact is climate change having?


Get Clean and Green – Solid and Plastic Waste Management in Lao PDR

A new World Bank report, supported by the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund and PROBLUE, offers recommendations on how to better control solid waste and plastic pollution and is being used by the government as a key input for the National Plastic Action Plan.

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Sustainable Plastic Management is Key To Achieve Green Growth for Bangladesh

Sustainable management of plastic will be crucial for Bangladesh to tackle the increasing plastic pollution and ensure green growth, says a new World Bank Report.


Using Marine Spatial Data to Inform Development Work and Public Policies

With support from the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and PROBLUE, the Offshore Wind Development Program is mapping the seas to identify promising areas for wind farms in developing countries.


Preventing Marine Plastics: A Circularity Approach

The World Bank and PROBLUE are transforming the lifecycle of plastic and helping countries move towards a circular economy. These interventions build a better world for all, especially for the world’s poorest.


About the Program

PROBLUE is an umbrella multi-donor trust fund, administered by the World Bank, that supports the sustainable and integrated development of marine and coastal resources in healthy oceans.

What is the Blue Economy?

The Blue Economy refers to the sustainable and integrated development of economic sectors in healthy oceans.


Contact Us

Morgan Graham
External Affairs Officer
World Bank 1818 H St, NW Washington, DC 20433, USA
Tel :+1-202-458-7097