Paying Waste Pickers for Environmental Services: A Critical Examination of Options Proposed in Brazil

Jeroen IJgosse
  • Subtitle: WIEGO Technical Brief (Urban Policies) No. 6

This brief summarizes and critically analyses the proposed methodology for payment of waste pickers for services rendered to the environment formulated by Brazil’s Institute of Applied Economics.  Brazil is currently experimenting with this approach.

Waste Pickers and Environmental Services Brazil


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This brief is part of the WIEGO Publication Series.

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