Up Stream Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) for Egypt’s Solid Waste Management Reform

12 Jan 2010

Report Summary

The assignment of the upstream Poverty and Social Impact Analysis for Egypt’s Solid Waste Management Reform comes with the main objective of influencing the objectives and features of the SWM sector reforms at its inception, rather than waiting for the details of the reforms to be solidified and to then assess their likely impacts. In this sense, the PSIA will evaluate the different impacts of each policy alternative in order to assess its likely outcomes on equity, effectiveness, and feasibility. The Current policy directions for the reform of the SWM sector involve formalization of the SWM sector, expanded involvement of private sector operators and roll out of partial cost recovery system for households and enterprises.





  • The upstream PSIA for MSWM reform in Egypt is an assignment that involves multiple levels and disciplines. The PSIA has been carried out in a broad sense that encompasses institutional, political and social analyses to investigate the various policy and policy reform impacts on the local community and more specifically, on the poor and most vulnerable groups as well as the informal sector groups engaged in SWM.
  • The PSIA analysis also targets the assets and vulnerability contexts and the research tools were formulated in a fashion that allowed for the utilization of the findings in proposing pro-poor measures within the proposed policy alternatives.

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