Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration of Waste Pickers of Bishkek Landfill Site

Social Assessment, research and preparation of livelihood packages for the displaced waste pickers at the dumpsite. The project aims at creating improved employability in the formal or informal sector for those who will be displaced from improving the dumpsite to a sanitary landfill. The project will train these people in better jobs and also help municipality in framing laws that improves waste recovery and processing using the informal sector recyclers.



Project Period:


Services provided:

Backstopping and Technical Advice

  • Technical Backstopping for Social Assessment and Resettlement

Name of the Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Sanjay K Gupta

Name of Client(s):

Resource and Waste Advisory Group (for EBRD)

Description of the Project:

Skat provided technical guidance and carried out an assessment of the informal sector at the Bishkek dumpsite. We are supporting the Municipality of Bishkek in highlighting important issues of the informal sector, clarifying their role in the new arrangements and focus on how the Municipality can effectively use their skills in better recovery of waste for recycling and provide better work conditions and opportunities for improved income.