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Problue Key Resources

Created Oct 31 2023, 12:10 PM by Vivek Prasad

PROBLUE is an umbrella multi-donor trust fund, administered by the Work Bank, that supports the sustainable and integrated development of marine and coastal resources in a healthy ocean. Read responses to Frequently Asked Questions and browse key PROBLUE-funded resources

The Global Seaweed New and Emerging Markets Report 2023 has identified ten global seaweed markets with the potential to grow by an additional USD 11.8 billion by 2030. Yet, much of the seaweed sector’s value remains untapped - it has clear growth potential beyond its current markets. 

The AquaInvest Platform:The AquaInvest Platform is a multi-team project led by the World Bank with financing from the multi-donor trust fund PROBLUE promoting Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. 

PROBLUE 2023 Annual Report: Conserving and regenerating our ocean—a precious global resource for all—is fundamental to delivering on the promise of development, tackling climate change, and restoring and conserving nature. PROBLUE supports work in every World Bank region of the world. This includes cross-sectoral initiatives and global activities. As of June 30, 2023, PROBLUE has increased its overall portfolio of technical activities to $144 million in support of 181 activities in 80 economies.  

AquaInvest Platform: A Knowledge & Learning Platform: The platform serves as a space to share knowledge, tools, and best aquaculture practices among practitioners, policymakers, innovators, researchers, and experts, and to provide periodic updates and inform on current development in aquaculture.   

AquaInvest Platform Learning Series:  This series promotes the adoption of good practices throughout the aquaculture value chain, encouraging improved sustainability, profitability, marketability, and private-sector investment. Regular updates provide insights into the latest knowledge on aqua-business and related tools and best aquaculture practices used by actively engaged practitioners, policymakers, innovators, researchers, and experts.  

Pathways out of Plastic Pollution: Pathways out of Plastic Pollution provides key recommendations on how to create a comprehensive approach to tackling plastic pollution. 

Blue Economy for Resilient Africa Program (BE4RAP): The program works with Africa’s coastal countries to leverage the opportunities—and manage the risks—inherent in growing their budding Blue Economies. 

Gender, Marginalized People and Marine Spatial Planning: Improve livelihoods, empower marginalized groups, bridge the inequality gap.  

Gender Integration in the Blue Economy Portfolio: Women play a significant role in the Blue Economy sectors, such as in fisheries, aquaculture, processing and trading of marine products, waste management, coastal tourism, conservation activities, and coastal disaster-risk reduction, among others. This analytical study is based on a robust exploratory and qualitative approach that highlights trends and best practices. 

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: United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries; to identify some of the key challenges its adoption poses; and to suggest some broad next steps that are called for in order to ensure its implementation.