Waste management

Rapid urbanization in developing and emerging countries creates an urgent challenge: setting up efficient systems to manage waste. The cause of poor service seldom lies with technology constraints, since simple, robust solutions are sufficient to reach good standards of waste management. The most critical problems are rather:

·  Financing mechanisms, including local government finance and revenue ring-fencing issues;

·  Capacity constraints in the tier of government responsible for the service;

·  Private sector participation modalities, selection and monitoring of operators;

·  Sector policy formulation and enforcement;

·  Managing health, environmental and social impacts;

·  Taking informal workers and services into account;

·  Facilitating the set up of sustainable recovery streams.

Experience shows adopting simple and robust solutions, including organization of a whole system from waste production to treatment and integrating recycling and valorization can bring real improvement to the waste sector.  To devise best adapted solutions, Nodalis brings a multidisciplinary approach including technical, finance, institutional, legal, environment and urban experts, together with specialized NGOs and local elected officials.   

Gestion des déchets


Case studies





Countries of intervention



The use of this map does not involve the official recognition of borders by Nodalis Conseil.


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Some references in the sector

  • Feasibility study - GAM Waste to Energy Project - Jordan
  • Public Private Partnerships study . Sector review, identification and preliminary analysis of transactions and recommendations for implementation in the Energy, Water and sanitation, Solid Waste and Transport sectors - Morocco
  • Review of Privatizations and Public Private Partnerships in the Maghreb countries, taking part of the implementation of an EIB Program of Technical assistance to private sector development - Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Strategy for private sector participation in solid waste management in Tunisia - Tunisia
  • Strategy for improving solid waste management in Antananarivo - Madagascar
  • Strategy for private sector participation in solid waste management in Morocco - Morocco
  • Institutional aspects of solid waste management for Andralanitra landfill emergency project - Madagascar
  • Study on the institutional and financial framework conditions for the management of household waste and similar waste in Morocco - Morocco
  • Assistance to the municipality for improving the solid waste management sector - Republic of the Congo
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