Alam, Khorshed (2008) An economic analysis of the public-private-community partnership: the case of solid waste management. In: 37th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2008), 30 Sept - 4 Oct 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.
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This paper assesses the economic efficiency of the public-private-community partnership in urban solid waste management in Dhaka City. Waste Concern, a local non-government organization, trialled a partnership approach by integrating all the key stakeholders involved with waste generation, management and disposal in order to improve services and enhance living conditions. The conventional approach of solid waste management is based on the concept of ‘collection-transport-dumping of waste’, whilst this new approach demonstrates that recycling and composting can be a viable option to turn waste into treasure and achieve sustainability. This paper, based on the 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. The analysis reveals conditions under which the economic benefits of the partnership model exceed its costs.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author retains copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cost-benefit analysis; Dhaka City; sustainability; urban solid waste management|
|Subjects:||340000 Economics > 340200 Applied Economics > 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building > 310100 Architecture and Urban Environment > 310103 Urban and Regional Planning
|Depositing User:||Dr Khorshed Alam|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jan 2009 00:31|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:09|
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