Lessons from West Bank Solid Waste Management
In the West Bank and Gaza, decades of conflict have led to underinvestment in solid-waste management. Hebron and Bethlehem, the poorest governorates in the West Bank and home to nearly one million people, generated 20 percent of the area’s total solid waste. In 2009, About 500 tons of waste produced daily were disposed of in unsanitary dumps, illegally abandoned, or burned.
Impact Bonds and Maximizing Finance for Development
This paper outlines the potential contributions of impact bonds to the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) approach. The MFD approach is in part a response by the World Bank Group to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Maximizing Finance for Development for the Poor
Given the significant financing gap to meet the needs of developing countries and achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, governments, multilaterals and other development partners are increasingly looking to the private sector to help fill this gap.
Public-Private Partnership Stories: "West Bank & Gaza -- Solid Waste Management"
This two-paged fact sheet from the IFC's Private Advisory Services includes information on the project's background, the World Bank's role (including that of GPOBA), the PPP structure and bidding, and the post-tender results. The West Bank Solid Waste Management project, signed in September 2013, is the second project in this new sector for GPOBA, and its first one for West Bank & Gaza.
OBApproaches for Solid Waste Management: Nepal and the West Bank
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. At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) systems in most developing countries are underfunded and suffer from a lack of planning.
Output-Based Aid at Work in Public-Private Partnerships
With development needs outstripping public sector capacity, private sector finance and expertise are becoming increasingly important. OBA and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are innovative mechanisms for leveraging private sector investment in development solutions. OBA can add value to a PPP by ensuring that private investment benefits poor populations.