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Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Palau Country Snapshot

dc.contributor.authorAllison Woodruff
dc.description.abstractThis flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in Palau and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management. Palau had a population of around 17,400 in 2012. Approximately 70% of the population resides in Koror, the country’s commercial and business center. Palau’s per capita gross domestic product was $13,093 in 2012 (footnote 1). The country’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism receipts, which are estimated to account for 50% of GDP. Since the pristine natural environment is one of the main reasons tourists visit Palau, eff ective management of solid wastes is critical to the country’s continued prosperity.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleSolid Waste Management in the Pacific: Palau Country Snapshot
dc.subject.expertHealth System Developments
dc.subject.expertUrban Health Services
dc.subject.expertRural Health Services
dc.subject.expertHealth Service Management
dc.subject.expertHealth Care Quality
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects of Poverty
dc.subject.expertChild Health
dc.subject.adbHealth aid
dc.subject.adbMedical Statistics
dc.subject.adbChild Nutrition
dc.subject.adbHealth Costs
dc.subject.adbMedical Economics
dc.subject.naturalMedical and health care industry
dc.subject.naturalDelivery of health care
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of disease
dc.subject.naturalNutrition and state
dc.subject.naturalSanitation systems
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionPacific Region
oar.authorWoodruff, Allison

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