Lack of evidence-based data hinders the development of waste management strategies and constrains investment decision-making in infrastructure and service expansion, leading to insufficient or absent MSW management services.
UN-Habitat developed Waste Wise Cities Tool: Step by Step Guide to Assess City Municipal Solid Waste Management Performance through SDG 11.6.1 Indicator Monitoring. SDG indicator 11.6.1 quantifies parameters that will help cities and countries to better manage resources, mitigate and prevent environmental pollution, create business, employment and livelihood opportunities, and shift towards a circular economy.
The methodology to monitor SDG indicator 11.6.1 provides guidelines for ladders for MSW collection services and control level of waste management facilities, and aims to bring standardized definitions, nomenclature and techniques to MSW data collection.
City waste data collected with the Waste Wise Cities Tool is available here.