Operational Programmes for Waste and the Circular Economy

We can help countries to identify priority projects designed to transform waste and resource management practices in the transition to a more circular economy.

The targets within the Waste Framework Directive and related directives will stretch many European Member States. Achieving them will require both effective institutions and well-judged investments. Nations that have recently acceded to the EU or that plan to do so will be required to implement the EU waste acquis.

We have expertise in identifying priority projects, and in pin-pointing the necessary institutional reforms required to ensure that what is constructed delivers value for money, especially for countries receiving European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund money. Within the EU, the record ERDF and CF is patchy. Funds are not always fully disbursed, and projects do not always deliver value for money. We can also help ensure that procurements are designed so as to deliver cost-effective solutions that are well-adapted to local circumstances.