Policy Brief Decentralised and inclusive waste management policy and practices: lessons for the South Asia region

The waste management crisis in the world’s towns and cities continues to grow, but still receives limited attention in policy debates. However, for Local Authority leaders and managers, it is a priority. It is one of the biggest costs for municipal budgets and waste workers often make up a large part of the municipal workforce. Global agreements in 2016 may mean it will receive greater attention, with a target included in the Sustainable Development Goals, and its contribution to climate change recognised as part of many Intended Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Climate Agreement.

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