The Waste Management Analysis Tool (WMAT) is a cost-benefit analysis tool designed
to empower informal waste management organizations by improving business practices.
This tool is the first of its kind. It was explicitly designed to be owned by informal
communities, allowing these organizations to maintain control over their data and
decision-making processes. The WMAT has two functions: Private Profitability
Analysis (PPA) and Social Cost-Benefit Analysis (SCBA). By using the WMAT,
informal waste management organizations can assess current profitability, plan for future
business expansion, or articulate their impact on society through metrics related to the
employment of vulnerable populations and environmental benefits from recycling and
The following document contains the WMAT User Manual and two data entry
notebooks. The tool itself is not preserved in the Digital Conservancy as it utilizes
Microsoft Excel. To learn more about the WMAT and access the Excel tool, visit the
Bowman, Jay; Dettmann, Marc; Hillyard, Jessica; Osberg, Mike; Wollschlager, Lindsey.
The Waste Management Analysis Tool and User Manual: A Tool for Financial and Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Informal Waste Management.
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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