The TA will mobilize individual consultants (international and national) to undertake preliminary and more comprehensive diagnostic assessments of the state of play in SWM.
The SWM Specialist shall complete the following tasks.
1. Perform a desktop review of available national and regional information pertaining to the SWM sector, focusing on Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, and also including Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Georgia. The review will include, as available, (a) country profile and economic data, (b) cities and towns review, (c) national environmental and regulatory frameworks, (d) SWM sector performance, status and constraints, and (e) previous sector assistance. Discuss and coordinate the initial review findings with officers of the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and assist them in discussions with environmental, private sector and other departments of ADB.
2. Based on the initial review and discussions, plan in-country assessments to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and also possibly to Armenia and Georgia. Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will not be visited and will be assessed solely on a desktop review basis. Assist CWD to schedule meetings and field visits.
3. Complete in-country assessments to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and also possibly to Armenia and Georgia. Each in-country assessment will include the following;
a. Obtain a national-level perspective of the status and challenges facing the national SWM sector, through meetings with national and regional Government agencies responsible for economic development, environmental management and regulation, SWM sector management and operations, private sector development and social development. Through the initial meetings and in conjunction with relevant national and regional agencies, reach consensus on the overall objectives and schedule of the in-country review, and confirm the minimum of ten urbanized areas selected for further assessment.
b. In each of the ten target urbanized area, complete an initial review of the SWM sector including institutional and regulatory frameworks, implementing institutions, physical infrastructure operations and performance, private sector and civil society involvement, financing and cost recovery, and social and environmental compliance.
c. Supplement the initial meetings and discussions with targeted field visits to review practices and procedures relating to waste reduction, segregation and recycling; and residual waste collection, transfer, treatment and disposal.
d. At the culmination of the in-country assessment, convene a wrap-up meeting with involved Government agencies and other entities to provide early findings of the in-country assessment, informally discuss potential improvement options, and agree on the next steps.
The National Consultants shall complete the following tasks:
1. Support, on appropriate national level, with accessing all relevant / key / available national / regional data and statistics, SWM Specialist with dedicate desk top research on national and regional information pertaining to the SWM sector in particular and the urban sector in general. Provide expertise on SWM and urban sectors from a national perspective.
2. Support and assist planning and execution of in-country assessment for SWM Specialist, where and if applicable, with the following activities:
a. Organize co-ordinate and support meetings with national, regional Government Agencies and/or any other relevant institutions or individuals responsible for economic development, environmental management and regulation, SWM sector management and operations, private sector development and social development.
b. Organize and thoroughly co-ordinate and support initial review and analysis of the targeted urbanized areas for SWM Specialist, where and if applicable.
c. Support, organize and co-ordinate targeted field visits for SWM Specialist.