In the West Bank and Gaza, decades of conflict had led to underinvestment in solid-waste management. Hebron and Bethlehem, the poorest governorates in the West Bank and home to nearly one million people, generate 20 percent of the area’s total solid waste. In 2009, 500 tons of waste produced daily were disposed of in unsanitary dumps, illegally abandoned, or burned.
The project was implemented in five municipalities -- Dhankuta, Ghorahi, Lalitpur, Pokhara, and Tansen -- which met certain operating and maintenance requirements. The project aimed to build upon the municipalities’ existing systems and make them more sustainable, rather than developing new systems.
Innovations in Development Finance Webinar: Pay for Success in Solid Waste Management Results-Based Financing
This webinar will explore GPOBA’s Nepal Solid Waste project. With rapid urbanization, population growth, and new economic activity, municipal solid waste is increasing at alarming rates, and is expected to almost triple in low and lower middle income countries by 2025.
Incentives for Cleaner Cities in Nepal
Cities across Nepal— and in the developing world— produce more waste than ever before, due to a spike in population and a surge in new economic activity and urbanization. Properly disposing and managing solid waste has thus become urgent for city municipalities.
Webinar organized by the World Bank's Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) on the use of results-based financing for solid waste management projects 2014 03 27
Ramallah, September 2, 2013 – The World Bank, as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), announced the signing of an US$8.3 million grant agreement for a project to improve access to solid waste management services in the West Bank.
The West Bank Solid Waste Management project, supported by GPOBA, was the recent recipient of the IFC’s Corporate Award, which recognizes team projects and initiatives considered to have significant and lasting impact on IFC and its clients.
A new report on municipal solid waste management , sponsored by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid, takes a look at results-based financing (RBF) in eight different municipal solid waste (MSW) projects, capturing new and important lessons for financing projects in this sector.