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Title:Managing the monster: urban waste and governance in Africa
Editor:Onibokun, Adepoju G.ISNI
City of publisher:Ottawa
Publisher:International Development Research Centre
Geographic terms:Africa
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
South Africa
Subjects:environmental policy
waste management
Abstract:This collective volume characterizes urban waste management systems in Africa within the framework of governance. It is the product of comparative research on governance and urban waste in Africa carried out by four teams of researchers in four major cities: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Koffi Attahi), Ibadan, Nigeria (A.G. Onibokun and A.J. Kumuyi), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (J.M. Lusugga Kironde), and Johannesburg, South Africa (Mark Swilling and David Hutt). The case studies are preceded by an introductory overview of the governance debate in Africa (A.G. Onibokun and A.J. Kumuyi). They are followed by a final chapter (A.G. Onibokun) assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of different modes (such as public, private, and community sectors) of managing urban waste, as typified by the selected cities, in political, sociological, economic, and environmental terms, and recommending policy options for waste management in urban Africa on the basis of what worked or did not work in the four cities.