Gaza: Solid Waste Management

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
  • Country
  • Amount
    $2 million
  • Approval Date
    November 23, 2020
    Closing Date
    June 30, 2022
  • Donors


GPRBA's $2 million subsidy is designed to incentivize the recipient service provider—the Joint Services Council for Khan Younis, Rafah and Middle area (JSC-KRM)—to improve its solid waste collection and treatment procedures. It will also incentivize them to improve cost recovery through improved fee collection from users. The subsidy consists of additional funds to be applied via a results-based financing approach, building on the success of the existing project and providing a subsidy for operating the newly built waste management infrastructure. 

In addition to bridging finance shortfalls, these additional funds will be used to equip medical waste producers with training and resources to properly dispose of hazardous waste, and to establish operational standards for landfills to address environmental issues. These standards could later be applied across the Palestinian Territories, multiplying the project’s impact and providing the residents of Gaza with a needed but often neglected municipal service for a healthier and more sustainable community. 

The project achieved the overall pre-agreed results-based target indicators by the closing date. The independent verification (IVA) assessed progress semiannually and evaluated the achievements against the agreed target for the indicators identified for each outcome and its associated targets . The IVA was an integral part of the Project and the feedback helped the JSC-KRM in making improvements during implementation. The project achieved the key targets of improving Landfill Services, improved Transfer Station Service, improved Container upkeep and Truck Maintenance Service (Secondary collection services), improvement in Medical Waste Services: Proper medical waste collection and treatment was an integral service to be provided by the JSC-KRM under the upgraded system. In addition the project helped to improve cost recovery and reducing costs and increased fee collection to support cost recovery.