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Azerbaijan - Second Integrated Solid Waste Management Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Integrated Solid Waste Management Project for Azerbaijan were as follows: outcomes were highly satisfactory, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. Some lessons learned included: strong government leadership and commitment were essential for steady and systemic transformation. Because the Government was willing to engage on a broader policy dialogue, create an enabling institutional structure, advocate for the sector, and develop their own vision for the sector, solid waste management in Greater Baku has been transformed and the path is set for SWM to develop more broadly within the country. The technical investments and capacity building are critical but the Government’s leadership, commitment, and pro-active nature, in addition to their vision, are necessary for sustained improvement and forward-looking development of the sector. Short- and long-term objectives can be designed and implemented simultaneously and can lead to stronger sector development. Often governments seek to address short-term objectives without thinking of the longer-term needs. In Azerbaijan, the Government was willing to address both short and long-term objectives by engaging with the Bank for both immediate needs of rehabilitating the Balakhani site and increasing waste collection as well as for a broader policy dialogue. This willingness to engage beyond the short-term needs led to a broader policy dialogue which led to the AF as well as sector reform. The project was designed to build capacity of the PMT and facility operator early and this significantly affected the progress of the project as well as subsequent investments by the Government. Because of the PMT’s developed capacity, the project implementation was effective. Tamiz Shahar, the new joint Solid Waste Management Company, also received significant capacity building support through the project including through study tours in other countries. Because of the strong talent development in Tamiz Shahar, the Government invested in a materials recovery facility and waste-to-energy facility which they now operate. Tamiz Shahar currently operates all waste facilities located at Balakhani, collects a portion of the waste generated, and provides additional services including data management and system optimization. They are anticipated to further provide waste collection services for the Greater Baku Area.


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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Azerbaijan - Second Integrated Solid Waste Management Project

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    Solid Waste Management; Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building; Urban and Rural Development; people in urban area; waste collection; solid waste disposal management; regular solid waste collection; solid waste management system; dump site; materials recovery facility; Finance & Private Sector; solid waste management company; financial management information system; regional waste management system; solid waste collection coverage; waste disposal site; waste management service; regular waste collection; waste collection service; waste information system; negative environmental impact; municipal waste disposal; financial management capacity; core sector indicator; financial sustainability; quantity of waste; solid waste sector; legal framework governing; law and regulation; waste management data; demand for land; increase in population; rapid urban growth; rapid population growth; solid waste problem; lack of service; construction and operation; expansion of coverage; terms of policy; operations and maintenance; economies of scale; impact on health; access to water; human development outcome; delivery of service; investment in waste; future bank; solid waste strategy; continuation of operation; sanitary landfill design; Air Quality Management; readiness for implementation; terms of use; waste generator; core indicator; disposal operation; incineration plant; environmental condition; waste pickers; contaminated land; sustainable system; intermediate outcome; improved health; improved land; transfer station; waste facility; Water Management; garbage collection; support infrastructure; collection trucks; joint stock; environmental damage; national investment; legal reform; environmental risk; landfill capacity; civil works; living condition; donor coordination; electricity service; financial analysis; basic infrastructure; driving force; regional utility; quality datum; professional growth; public resource; disposal service; important component; intermediate indicator; knowledge exchange; sector work; operational structure; fee collection; procurement capacity; environmental work; tender process; sanitary disposal; weather condition; landfill site; funds allocation; additional expense; methane gas; surface water; loan finance; positive outcome; monthly data; daily operation; baseline cost; protecting worker; inclusive growth; asset accumulation; financial growth; price adjustment; disposal facility; fiscal impact; site closure; payment collection; high tariff; illegal dumping; environmental crisis; government control; environmental liability; physical infrastructure; operational capacity; secure condition; Finance Data; household tariff; tax privileges; economic efficiency; secondary collection; financial return; sensitivity analysis; shadow price; land price; outcome indicator; tariff revenue; national strategy; complementary activities; health infrastructure; Social Welfare; improving management; environmental situation; political will; project's impact; outcome targets; regional inequality; rayon center; waste flow; financial information; grant funding; baseline data; environmental degradation; social contract; financial system; improve waste; macroeconomic situation; fiduciary requirements; informal settlement; environmental issue; primary sector; environmental concern; oil production; disposal system; polluted areas; central city; public awareness; oil field; project costing; land use; quality service; Proposed Investment; operational aspect; global knowledge; strategic development; improved livelihood; health benefit; improved environment; reform process; environmental benefit; transition process; safe disposal; health standards; service coverage; legal restructuring; Exchange Rates; rehabilitation investment; azerbaijani manat; disposal activity; waste dumps; drainage control; waste transport; site management; finance closure; oil wealth; site operation; demographic growth



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Azerbaijan - Second Integrated Solid Waste Management Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.