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Stakeholder analysis in local solid waste management schemes

Author(s): Snel, Marielle  |  Ali, Mansoor  |  Saywell, Darren (ed)

Publisher: LSHTM | WEDC
Place of publication: London and Loughborough
Year: 1999

Series: WELL Studies in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health Task 69
Collection(s): WELL


The purpose of this study is to create a better understanding of stakeholder participation in solid waste management with particular reference to South Asia. The report is designed for DFID staff, their local project partners in government and non-governmental organisations, and consultants.

The work used stakeholder analysis as a tool to explore different perceptions of local initiatives in solid waste management. This led to a clearer understanding of roles and responsibilities in a complex area of work. Three key guidance points emerged during the course of this work:

Solid waste management is complex; it is essential to explore the full extent and range of activities taking place in order to understand the processes and systems which are operating;

In projects for improving local solid waste management a clear understanding of the processes, with an appreciation of who is benefiting and in what way, is necessary in order to carry out stakeholder analysis

Perceptions are all important, and the report recommends paying particular attention to the roles of municipal councillors, municipal sweepers and citizens during stakeholder analysis for local waste management projects.

Community based organizations (CBO)  |  Faisalabad  |  Hyderabad  |  India  |  Non-governmental organizations (NGO)  |  Pakistan  |  Refuse collection  |  Solid waste management  |  Stakeholder analysis