Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Sustainable Logistics - World Bank Group

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Infrastructure in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Intro text: 
The government of the Netherlands and the World Bank have established the first Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Sustainable Logistics (MDTF-SL) in 2013.

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Geographic focus

Low income and developing countries worldwide

Who can apply?

Private companies, governments, NGOs and international organizations.

Objectives and activities

Objective: To improve sustainable logistics practices in the developing world, private sector technologies and innovations, as well as governmental policies and academic knowledge, need to be brought together.


The MDTF-SL funds activities on strategic themes in sustainable logistics that benefit low income and developing countries.  

Studies, methodologies, and tools generated by this initiative will guide developing country governments, rural producers, private agents, and donors to put in motion processes for strengthening logistics in three thematic areas or pillars: supply chains, agro-logistics, and urban distribution and port-city development. 

Knowledge will be consolidated into a virtual knowledge portal and supported by a network of practitioners, academics and business professionals at the forefront of the sustainable logistics field. Through these activities, the MDTF-SL will break ground by exploring innovative ideas that deliver practical solutions, methodologies and approaches in Sustainable Logistics.

Type and level of funding

Call for proposals: Shortlisted proposals are evaluated by a Selection Committee, composed of World Bank staff and an external professors in the field of logistics using the following criteria: relevance, impact and replicability, technical quality, innovativeness, feasibility, and budget.