Formal and Informal Actors in Addis Ababa’s Solid Waste Management System

Kassa Teshager Alemu
Volume 48 Issue 2
Published: 27 March 2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19088/1968-2017.116
Abstract:

Decentralisation reforms in Ethiopia aimed to empower both formal and informal actors involved in different socioeconomic development efforts. However, an investigation of solid waste management in Addis Ababa shows that informal actors that play a significant role in solid waste collection – and especially in recycling, in which the city government has no capacity of its own – are not recognised by the city government and excluded from the management of the system. Using social network analysis, this article argues that the integration of informal waste collectors and recyclers within the city’s waste management system will improve the state of services offered to Addis Ababa’s residents.

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From Issue: Vol 48, No 2 (2017) | Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa