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Closing the Circle

Background of the publication is the realisation that solid waste management and good governance are two sides of the same coin. After the introduction of the ISWM framework the following themes are discussed:

  • Integration of solid waste management in municipal policies.
  • Financial sustainability
  • Community participation and communication

The book aims to contribute to improved sustainability, fairness, effectiveness and efficiency of solid waste management in all countries, for the benefit of all stakeholders.

This publication has been prepared in the context of the LOGO South Programme of VNG International. VNG International is the
International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG). The LOGO South Programme seeks to strengthen local government by developing capacity. LOGO South has a strong focus on human capacity: target groups include local governors (politicians and decision-makers) and civil servants (policy makers and implementers). The programme consists of three main components:

  • Municipal International Cooperation
  • Association Capacity Building and
  • Research.