Mid-term Performance Evaluation of the Waste Management in Targeted Regions (WMTR)

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PMCG is implementing the monitoring and evaluation of the Waste Management Technologies in the Regions (WMTR) project. The project’s objective is to assist the Government of Georgia (GoG) in modernizing the country’s waste management sector, and to promote sustainable development and inclusive economic growth.

The project consists of two phases: Phase I aims to reduce pollution and improve sanitation and health; and Phase II aims to modernize the country’s waste management sector and support sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, minimizing adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources.

A specific objective of the monitoring and evaluation is to assess the progress made by the WMTR project during Phase II.

As part of the evaluation team, PMCG is utilizing a range of data collection and analysis methods, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative approaches. These include document review, key informant interviews (KIIs) with project beneficiaries, the Government of Georgia, and the private sector, all of which enable a comprehensive assessment of the project as a whole.

Pertinently, the strengths and weaknesses of the project are being evaluated, leading to the preparation of recommendations for USAID to make course corrections in future work. Furthermore, the evaluation results are utilized by USAID/Georgia to enhance ongoing interventions in crucial areas such as the implementation of an integrated waste management system, private-sector-led recycling, tariff policy, illegal dumping penalties, and public outreach.