Solid Waste Management (SWM), Private Sector, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
March 23, 2000
Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management, The World Bank
The provision of municipal solid waste services is a costly and vexing problem for local authorities everywhere. In developing country cities, service coverage is low, resources are insufficient, and uncontrolled dumping is widespread, with resulting environmental problems. Moreover, substantial inefficiencies are typically observed. One solution commonly proposed is to contract service provision with the private sector in the belief that service efficiency and coverage can be improved, and environmental protection enhanced.