The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), a not-for-profit policy research institute in Japan, launched a project to test the effectiveness of behavioural insights to reduce the use and waste of single-use plastics in cities and communities. The project is funded by and conducted in close collaboration with the Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN (ERIA).

The project plans to develop practical knowledge on applying behavioural insights in concrete settings and provide an easy-to-use toolkit for local governments, businesses, and schools to apply the knowledge. In line with this goal, the project calls for implementing partners from Asian countries to plan, implement and monitor pilot projects in collaboration with IGES.

Duration of Call

Open from the date of announcement to the 30th of November 2022

Duration of Eligible Pilot Projects

Up to 6 months during the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 August 2023


The call is open to organisations based in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, or Japan. This includes local, regional, or national governmental institutions/agencies (or subsidiary bodies), companies, or not-for-profit organisations (including educational or research institutes).


Please see the call document (PDF) and fill out the application form (MS-Word) as follows:

Call for Pilot Projects (PDF)

Application Form (MS-Word)



Atsushi Watabe
Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
[email protected]