An economic analysis of a public-private-community partnership: the case of solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Alam, Khorshed (2011) An economic analysis of a public-private-community partnership: the case of solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 8 (2-4). pp. 166-181. ISSN 1741-2242

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Abstract

This paper assesses the economic efficiency of a public-private community partnership in urban Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dhaka City. This paper, based on a successful pilot program at the micro level in a Dhaka City suburb, builds a macro model for the city and provides an economic analysis of its social desirability. This research examines the highly contentious question of whether a partnership approach is desirable from the resource allocation point of view to resolve SWM crises in low-income cities like Dhaka. The analysis reveals conditions under which the economic benefits of the partnership model exceed its costs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to published copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Khorshed Alam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 02:08
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost-benefit analysis; Dhaka City; sustainability; urban solid waste management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961208 Rehabilitation of Degraded Urban and Industrial Environments
B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9004 Water and Waste Services > 900401 Waste Management Services
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2011.044214
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20331

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