Development of a Strategy for Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)

Development of the strategy and strengthening of the regulatory and organisational framework for ISWM Bhutan.



Project Period:


Services provided:

Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Assessment, data collection, strategy development

Name of the Staff involved and functions performed:

Juerg Christen: Project Manager and SWM and Governance Specialist

Dr. Sanjay K. Gupta: ISWM Expert

Name of Client(s):

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation/ Skat Consulting Ltd

Name of Partner

National Environment Commission (NEC)

Description of the Project:

The overall objective of the assignment was to assist the National Environment Commission of the Royal Government of Bhutan in developing a strategy and strengthening the regulatory and organisational framework, as well as identifying capacity building measures for ISWM.

The process of developing the strategy followed a stepwise participatory approach consisting of mobilising stakeholders, data collection, establishing the strategic planning framework, identifying and evaluating technical and organisational options and developing a capacity building and implementation plan.

Skat Consulting Ltd. in collaboration with the NEC working group, developed the national strategy based on which the waste regulation will be reviewed for wider consultation