Rapid desk-based study: Evidence to support improved solid waste management in Sierra Leone

Abstract

Evidence on Demand was requested by DFID to undertake a rapid desk-based study to provide evidence for supporting the improvement of solid waste management in Bo City, Sierra Leone. The work is specifically intended to help supporting strategic and economic appraisals for a potential DFID intervention.

This study has involved a review of selected literature (published in the last 10 years or of particular interest for the intervention), dealing with issues and benefits linked with solid waste management worldwide and, specifically, in developing countries. An in-depth internet search has been carried out of academic literature and grey sources. However, it should be noted that, given the time available for this study (three days for research and two days for report writing), an exhaustive review of the literature is beyond the scope of this work.

The study has been structured in order to clearly analyse some of the key drivers of solid waste management interventions (public health, environmental protection, economic drivers and social drivers). A fifth driver (institutional driver) is discussed in Section 1 and 2 of the report, but the literature available on this topic is very limited and therefore not incorporated in the report annotated bibliography (Section 3). The available literature largely describes impacts of solid waste management on public health and environment, whereas the available literature on economic and social drivers is more limited.

This report has been produced for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.

Citation

Di Bella, V.; Johannessen, L.M. Rapid desk-based study: Evidence to support improved solid waste management in Sierra Leone. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.october2013.dibellaetal]

Rapid desk-based study: Evidence to support improved solid waste management in Sierra Leone

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