WASHINGTON, November 23, 2020 — The Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA) and the Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PID-MDTF) for the West Bank and Gaza, and the Palestinian National Authority signed a grant agreement providing $3.25 million in additional financing to support the ongoing
GPRBA's first project in the solid waste management sector was for the benefit of residents in the Bethlehem and Hebron governorates in the southern West Bank; components of this project included consruction of the Al-Minya Sanitary Landfill and the closing of dozens of illegal dumpsite, establishment of recycling facilities, and jobs training for waste pickers.
The ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East is placing increased pressure on the region's environment and municipal services. capacity.
This IFC-produced video describes the pioneering solid waste management project for the Bethlehem and Hebron Governorates, and recognizes GPRBA's (ex-GPOBA) role in bringing the project to fruition.
In the West Bank and Gaza, decades of conflict had led to underinvestment in solid-waste management. Hebron and Bethlehem, the poorest governorates in the West Bank and home to nearly one million people, generated 20 percent of the area’s total solid waste. In 2009, 500 tons of waste produced daily were disposed of in unsanitary dumps, illegally abandoned, or burned.
Webinar organized by the World Bank's Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) on the use of results-based financing for solid waste management projects 2014 03 27
Ramallah, September 2, 2013 – The World Bank, as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), announced the signing of an US$8.3 million grant agreement for a project to improve access to solid waste management services in the West Bank.
On November 8, 2013, the World Bank featured the West Bank Solid Waste Management project as its front page story on its external website. This project will benefit about one-third of the population of the West Bank (approximately 800,000 people) and includes a sanitary landfill, as well as some small-scale recycling and composting.