Solid waste management has traditionally been a distinctly municipal responsibility in Nepal. The ineffective governance of the authorities responsible for solid waste management has led to the presence of significant amounts of unmanaged waste in cities around the country. Rapid and unplanned urban growth has exerted tremendous pressure on the urban environment and solid waste is visibly the worst environmental problem in many urban areas in the country.
Volume 2: Cases of Build-Transfer-Operate Projects for Ports and Build-Transfer-Lease Projects for Education Facilities
The Republic of Korea has rich experience in implementing PPP projects for almost a decade. This experience provides valuable lessons for most DMCs and that merits wider dissemination. The two-volume report prepared by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) presents an in-depth assessment of the different components of PPP framework of the Republic of Korea, including comparing and contrasting the success factors of the Korean PPP model with the experience of other countries through invited presentations on PPP frameworks and multisector case studies.
This publication aims to support the efforts of DMCs engaged in the development of appropriate institutional PPP framework and regulatory reforms along with a well-defined and...
OBA projects are delivering a range of essential services, from improved water supply to electricity access, reproductive health services, roads, telephone and Internet access, and education. OBA is also encouraging service providers to improve operational efficiency and provide innovative service solutions. For instance, a scheme in Nepal is subsidizing approximately 37,300 biogas plants for rural households to increase access to clean and affordable energy for cooking and lighting. Another project in Kenya is combining OBA with microfinance to enable small communitybased water providers in 55 communities to connect poor households to water services. This book contains many other examples. The authors also identify some cross-cutting...
Not unlike the philosophical musings that ponder the origin of the chicken and the egg, a similar causality puzzle has long perplexed city planners and proponents of road and rail infrastructure—if you build it, will they come?
Planners need to know that when they build a new road or rail connection, people will use it, justifying the cost of such expensive infrastructure. Cities with strong regional and international transportation links are more likely to have robust economies, but what drives their economic growth: the resourcefulness of a community, or its ability to efficiently connect and interact with a wider group?