A systems approach to community engaged solid waste management in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

Abstract: The systemic aspects of solid waste management (SWM) challenges in Todos Santos, Guatemala, were investigated using a participatory systems approach. Leverage points were identified and targeted in 4 future scenarios that will be implemented step by step, following a community-defined vision for SWM Author(s): Marshall, Rachael Source(s): , xvii, 237 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Solid waste management in small island destinations : a case study of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Abstract: The local government of a small tourist island near Bali, Indonesia, has addressed its waste management problem with a multi-stakeholder partnership involving a community organization and an environmental NGO. Initiatives included source separation, expansion of collection services, and education. Author(s): Willmott, Lacey; Graci, Sonya R. Source(s): , Téoros; special issue p. 71-76 Téoros special…

An efficiency analysis of basic service provision in South African local government (2006/7 to 2008/9)

Abstract: The effectiveness and efficiency with which municipalities have provided (Reconstruction and Development Program) RDP water, sanitation, electricity, and refuse removal was evaluated for 231 disadvantaged local municipalities and 46 district municipalities in South Africa. Author(s): Van Der Westhuizen, G.; Dollery, B.; Grant, B. Source(s): , TD : The Journal for transdisciplinary research in Southern…

Private provision of public services in developing countries?

Abstract: The relative efficiency of public and private provision in Uganda‘s local governments of waste collection and water supply services was examined. Public policy makers ought to establish prevalence of conditions that favour private provision before transferring a service to the private sector. Author(s): Ndandiko, Charles Source(s): , ix, 213 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published:…

Leap forward : local authorities exchange

Abstract: A special of the P+ magazine about Municipal International Cooperation. With inspiring examples about a.o. social housing in South Africa, the Millennium Municipality Campaign and separation of waste in Uganda. Author(s): Bom, Jan; Unen, Astrid Van; Martin, Niall Source(s): , Magazine P+ : VNG special; Sept./Oct. 19 p., ill Magazine P+ : VNG special…

Closing the circle : bringing integrated sustainable waste management home

Abstract: A practical reference book for waste management in developing countries. It treats the framework for Integrated Sustainable Waste Management and integration of solid waste management in municipal policies, financial sustainability and community participation and communication. Author(s): Scheinberg, Anne; Vreede, Verele De Source(s): , 87 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 VNG international, The Hague (English…

The effects of decentralisation and privatisation on urban environmental management : waste management in the Accra metropolitan area

Abstract: This study deals with new institutional arrangements for solid waste management in Accra, Ghana. It was carried out with the aim of making clear how government’s decentralization and privatization policies affect the practices and performance of service providers. Author(s): Obirih-Opareh, Nelson Source(s): , NIRP research for policy series; 22 62 p., ill., 21 cm…