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All PROBLUE Resources and News


Gender Integration in the Blue Economy Portfolio: Review of Experiences and Future Opportunities, October 2022

Offshore Wind Roadmap for Azerbaijan, June 2022

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Fisheries and Aquaculture, June 2022
Guidance Note | Rapid Needs Assessment Tool: Checklist | User Guide

Plastic Waste Management in Rwanda: An Ex-post Policy Analysis, May 2022

The Role of Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes for Packaging towards Circular Economies in APEC, May 2022

Plastic-Free Coastlines: A Contribution from the Maghreb to Address Marine Plastic Pollution, April 2022

Toward a National Single-use Plastics Roadmap in Vietnam: Strategic Options for Reducing Priority Single-use Plastics, April 2022
(available in Vietnamese)

Linea de Base para la de Economia Azul del Perú (Spanish), April 2022

Offshore Wind Roadmap for the Philippines, April 2022

Get Clean and Green – Solid and Plastic Waste Management in Lao PDR, April 2022

Where Is the Value in the Chain? Pathways out of Plastic Pollution, March 2022

Plastic Waste Material Flow Analysis for Thailand, February 2022

Riding the Blue Wave: Applying the Blue Economy Approach to World Bank Operations, February 2022

Linea de Base para la de Economia Azul de Galäpagos (Spanish), February 2022

The Circular Plastics Economy in Mozambique: Challenges and Opportunities,
February 2022

Towards a Multisectoral Action Plan for Sustainable Plastic Management in Bangladesh, December 2021

Priorities for Sustainably Managing Sri Lanka’s Marine Fisheries, Coastal Aquaculture, and the Ecosystems That Support Them, September 2021

Market Study for Vietnam: Plastics Circularity Opportunities and Barriers, September 2021

Bridging the Gap in Solid Waste Management: Governance Requirements for Results, July 2021

Financing Mechanisms for Sustainable Blue Economy Development in Mozambique, June 2021

Banking on Protected Areas: Promoting Sustainable Protected Area Tourism to Benefit Local Economies, June 2021

Pakistan Blue Carbon Rapid Assessment: Policy Recommendations for the Revision of Nationally Determined Contribution, May 2021

Potential of Zero-Carbon Bunker Fuels in Developing Countries, April 2021

Vietnam: Plastic Pollution Diagnostics, June 2021
(avaiable in Vietnamese)

The Role of LNG in the Transition Toward Low- and Zero-Carbon Shipping, April 2021

Market Study for Malaysia: Plastics Circularity Opportunities and Barriers, March 201

Market Study for Thailand: Plastics Circularity Opportunities and Barriers,
February 2021

Climate Change and Marine Fisheries in Africa : Assessing Vulnerability and Strengthening Adaptation Capacity, Deember 2019

Marine Pollution in the Caribbean: Not a Minute to Waste, March 2019

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future, January 2018

The Sunken Billions Revisited: Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries, February 2017

The Potential of the Blue Economy: Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries, June 2017



Circularity in Plastics in South Africa - 10 Brief Series, June 2022

Plastic-Free Coastlines: Addressing Marine Plastic Pollution in Morocco and Tunisia, May 2022

Technologies and Solutions to Manage Plastic Waste in Small and Remote Islands: Using the TOPIC Toolbox for Islands in Malaysia, May 2022

FAQs: The World Bank’s Blue Economy Program and PROBLUE: Supporting integrated and sustainable economic development in healthy oceans

Strengthening Capacity on Ocean Governance

Oceans, Fisheries, and Coastal Economies



Connecting Social Protection and Fisheries Management for Sustainability, 2022

Supporting Action Against Marine Plastic Pollution: Overall Outcomes of MENA Blue Technical Support in Morocco and Tunisia, May 2022

Addressing Plastic Pollution is Part of Tunisia’s Vision to Develop the Blue Economy, May 2022

Addressing Marine Plastic Pollution will Help Morocco’s Blue Economy, May 2022

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Fisheries and Aquaculture, March 2022

Blue Carbon Rapid Assessment for Pakistan, June 2021

Preventing Marine Plastics: A Circularity Approach, May 2020


Fact sheets 

Gender, Marginalized People and Marine Spatial Planning
(in French | in Portuguese)

Climate-Informed Marine Spatial Planning: Supporting Mitigation and Resilience 
(in French | in Portuguese)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Marine Spatial Planning: Supporting Biodiversity and Healthy Ecosystem Services in Oceans and Coasts 
(in French | in Portuguese)

PROBLUE and Climate Change

PROBLUE and Gender Equality

PROBLUE’s Engagement with the Private Sector


Guidance Notes

Blue Tourism in Islands and Small Tourism-Dependent Coastal States : Tools and Recovery Strategies

Applying Economic Analysis to Marine Spatial Planning

Guidance Note for a Blue Public Expenditure Review

Marine Spatial Planning for a Resilient and Inclusive Blue Economy
Volume 1 | Volume 2

Blue Economy Data and Tools Catalogue

Blue Public Expenditure Review


Other Materials

Policy Note: Connecting Social Protection and Fisheries Management for Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework, May 2022

Program Overview: PROBLUE: Supporting Integrated and Sustainable Development in Healthy Oceans, September 2022

Brochure: BEDF | The Blue Economy Development Framework: A Toolkit for A Sustainable Ocean Economy (in French | in Spanish)


Externally Supported Work 

Report: Taking Stock: Online Transparency of Fisheries Management Information, 2022

Infographic: Connecting social protection and fisheries management for sustainability, 2022

Press Release: ASEAN Member States Adopt Regional Action Plan to Tackle Plastic Pollution, May 2021

Video: The FiTI Standard - Defining what information on fisheries must be published online by governments, January 2021

Video: Sustainable fisheries need transparency! January 2021



A Single Use Plastics Free Maldives: Turning the Tide of Waste into Wealth, July 2022

Towards a national single use plastics roadmap in Vietnam: strategies and options for reducing priority single-use plastics, July 2022

Tackling Single-Use Plastic Pollution and Solid Waste in the City of Lagos With a Strong Ecosystem, June 2022

Plastic Free Coastlines: Regional Overivew, Morocco and Tunisia, May 2022

Sustainable Plastic Management is key to achieve Green Growth for Bangladesh, December 2021

ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Member States (2021-2025), May 2021

Meet the winners of the Plastic Circularity Innovation Challenge!, May 2021

Peter Thomson: Message to the Financial Community, October 2020

PROBLUE: Supporting the Development of Integrated, Sustainable and Healthy Marine & Coastal Resources, June 2020

Boosting Fisheries in Mozambique, March 2019



Unleashing the blue economy of the Eastern Caribbean, July 2022

Small islands in Southeast Asia: Awash in a sea of plastic, June 2022

Pakistan’s Coastal Ecosystem and Opportunities to Tackle Climate Change, June 2022

Global ocean governance is critical as climate hangs in the balance, May 2022

Using Marine Spatial Data to Inform Development Work and Public Policies, March 2022

Sri Lanka: Towards Sustainable Fisheries, December 2021

Protecting oceans from climate change impacts, November 2021

MENA joins forces to stop marine plastic pollution, March 2021

International Transport Costs: Why and How to Measure Them? January 2021

Fighting against a tide of marine plastic as COVID-19 worsens problem, December 2020

Investing in nature makes good economic sense, October 2020

Enabling Ecotourism Development in Cambodia, September 2020

Why We Need a Blue Recovery, June 2020

In Gaza, the Transformation of Fisheries Can Bring Jobs and Improve Livelihoods, June 2020

Plastics: The Coronavirus Could Reset the Clock, April 2020

Zero-emission Shipping: What’s in it for Developing Countries? February 2020

The Potential of the Blue Economy, July 2018

Innovation Drives Seychelles Blue Economy Approach, March 2018


Feature Stories

Maldives Is Turning Waste to Wealth, Energizing Youth, to Safeguard its Future, July 2022

How social protection can support people and sustain fisheries, June 2022

Making Lagos a Pollution Free City: Solving the threat one solution at a time, June 2022

What you need to know About Oceans and Climate Change, February 2022

Charting a Course for Decarbonizing Maritime Transport, April 2021

Innovative Fisheries Insurance Benefits Caribbean Fisherfolk, September 2019


Press Releases

World Bank Announces New Blue Economy Financing Program for African Countries, November 2022

A Roadmap to Stop Single-Use Plastic Pollution in Vietnam, July 2022

World Bank Provides US$56M to Support Sustainable Blue Economy Growth in the Eastern Caribbean, May 2, 2022

Sustainable Plastic Management is Key To Achieve Green Growth for Bangladesh, December 2021

World Bank Report: Investing in Protected Areas Reaps Big Rewards, June 2021

ASEAN Member States Adopt Regional Action Plan to Tackle Plastic Pollution, May 2021

World Bank Contest Brings Creative Solutions to Combat Plastic Pollution in Bangladesh, May 2021

New World Bank Research Finds Major Opportunities in Decarbonizing Maritime Transport, April 2021

World Bank Announces New Global Fund for Healthy Oceans, September 2018