Fact Sheet

Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Maldives Fact Sheet

As an island nation, the Maldives faces a unique set of challenges in managing a rapidly growing volume of waste across its more than 1,200 islands. The country’s dispersed geography, limited land for waste storage, its densely populated capital city, and a host of other unique challenges require the Maldives… Read More

Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Philippines Fact Sheet

Each day, plastics leak into the waters around the more than 7,500 islands of the Philippines, driven by rising production and consumption of single-use plastics. USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program is engaging across the Philippines to stop the flow of plastic pollution to the waters within and surrounding… Read More

Clean Air Catalyst Fact Sheet – Jakarta, Indonesia

As a result of the doubling of its economy over the past decade, Jakarta’s transportation and industrial sectors are growing rapidly, and so are its bad air days. According to the 2022 State of Global Air report, Jakarta is among the top ten most polluted cities in the world. Fine… Read More

Clean Air Catalyst Fact Sheet – Indore, India

With a population of 3.4 million, Indore is the most populous city in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and a commercial and industrial hub. Although it has been recognized in the Swachh Survekshan as the cleanest city in India for six years in a row for its solid… Read More

Clean Air Catalyst Fact Sheet – Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, has experienced accelerated growth in both population and economic output in the last two decades driven by its role as an international and regional hub for commerce, transport, regional cooperation, and economic development. Its population has increased from 1.4 million in the 1990s to more than… Read More

Clean Air Catalyst Fact Sheet

Action to improve – and maintain – clean air has lagged far behind the mounting evidence of harm. Clean Air Catalyst, a flagship program launched by USAID and a global partnership of organizations led by World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, seeks to change this. Read More

Clean Cities, Blue Ocean – Indonesia Fact Sheet

Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world and the fourth most populous, with over 270 million people. The country has experienced rapid population growth across many of its inhabited islands, particularly in its urban centers—of which over half are located in coastal areas. By 2025, 68 percent of… Read More