Selected Project Highlights 2022

We were able to achieve nearly all our targets in 2022, even though the external conditions were challenging. Thanks to our Development Programme, 64,658 particularly marginalised and vulnerable people gained access to improved products and services.

In the Markets for Recycling project in Bolivia, environmentally friendly companies are improving their business models for recycling waste from the transport sector (tyres, batteries, scrap metal). Public authorities and companies play an active role in sensitizing waste producers. Thanks to awareness-raising activities and collection points, we reached 338,465 people in 2022.

On top, we support the authorities in creating and implementing a national guideline for dealing with hazardous waste and producer responsibility. Although challenging due to the political situation, in 2022, a guide for deregistration of vehicles was developed and piloted. It explains the main steps for deregestering a vehicle at the end of its life cycle. Such a procedure has not yet existed in Bolivia.

Benin's fish and citrus market potential offers significant untapped opportunities. The aim of the project Beninclusif - Dynamic markets for sustainable agricultural products is to strengthen these two value chains, thereby creating sustainable employment and income opportunities and contributing to food security. By using larvae, which are rich in protein and can be used directly as a feed supplement or as a substitute for fish meal in the production of fish feed, the project was able to promote a market-relevant and environmentally friendly solution.

The Achieving Sustainability Towards Healthcare Access (ASTHA) project facilitates access to health services for people in remote rural areas of Bangladesh by training so-called community paramedics. In 2022, the project phase came to an end. Our final evaluation reveals that there has been a positive change in the behaviour in people's health-seeking behaviour. People in low-income and rural areas are more likely to seek help from professionals now that they have easier access to primary health care services. 97% of patients believe that community paramedics solve existing health care problems. This shows that our training programme has provided the necessary knowledge to treat patients successfully.