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PIONEER AWARD

THIRD ANNUAL INN-OBA-TIONS AWARD RECIPIENT - JANUARY 2016

The Solid Waste Management OBA pilot in the West Bankteam led by Noriko Oe, improves access to solid waste management (SWM) services in the poorer part of Southern West Bank. Al-Minya landfill, the only facility for sanitary treatment and disposal of solid waste in the area, is operated through the first ever public-private partnership (PPP) in the Palestinian Territories, a collaboration among the IFC, the World Bank, and GPOBA. The first successful SWM project using OBA, the project is operating in a challenging environment affected by conflict and violence, and has expanded the potential for OBA beyond traditional sectors, partners, and country contexts. Approximately 840,000 citizens of Bethlehem and Hebron governorates are now benefitting from improved SWM services.