Outdoor Air

Solving Outdoor Air Pollution

A man walks on a haze-filled street as motorcycles and trucks go past.

Outdoor air quality in Madagascar is affected by burning forests, crops, and trash including plastics, metals, and biomedical waste. Transportation also causes significant pollution due to old, inefficient vehicles and very low-quality fuels.

Solve Pollution Madagascar establishes an air monitoring network designed by experts from Indiana University and the University of Birmingham, reveals how much each specific source is contributing to outdoor air pollution using the process validated by air quality specialists in the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, and uses proven interventions to address pollution from these sources, drawing on expertise at Indiana University’s Ostrom Workshop.