The Building Blocks of a Circular Economy: USAID’S Local Systems Approach to Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution

Year of Publication

2022

This brief describes each building block, outlines custom performance indicators, and provides examples to address key constraints to develop programs that use a systems approach and consider context-specific mechanisms and tools.

Source:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Author(s):

Geography:

Peru, Dominican Republic, Southeast Asia, South Asia

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Climate, Oceans, Policy

This brief describes each building block, outlines custom performance indicators, and provides examples to address key constraints to develop programs that use a systems approach and consider context-specific mechanisms and tools. USAID’s Ocean Plastics team has developed five building blocks to guide the Agency's programming to address plastic pollution. They are based on the Agency’s global expertise in local government capacity strengthening and natural resource governance and lessons learned from USAID’s first programs dedicated to addressing plastic pollution.