Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Institutional Arrangements | Asian Development Bank

Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Institutional Arrangements

Publication | June 2014
Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Institutional Arrangements

Good governance in Solid Waste Mangement requires transparent, accountable, efficient, and effective institutions. This flyer outlines institutional arrangements for solid waste management in the Pacific.

The quality of Solid Waste Mangement (SWM) institutions is strongly linked to the overall governance environment in a country. SWM is often cited as one of the most visible indicators of the state of urban governance. In countries and urban areas that have a strong governance environment, SWM institutions tend be more effective.

SWM in many Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) is institutionally fragmented, which means that different agencies, such as town councils, provincial government bodies, and environment and health authorities, have some of the responsibilities for SWM. Fragmentation and the lack of clarity in roles make it diffi cult to hold concerned agencies accountable for the coverage and quality of SWM service provision. Having an eff ective coordination across different levels of government poses a signifi cant challenge.