Designs for Success

Best Practices in Local Waste Management

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In the fields of economic and political integration in Southeast Asia, local governance is often neglected. That is one of the reasons why Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and UCLG ASPAC have partnered to start DELGOSEA in 2010. The underlying philosophy is a bottom-up approach. We believe that subsidiarity in all processes is crucial to effective governance and successful participation in public and political affairs.

This publication is meant to provide an exchange of waste management practices in a Southeast Asian context. It brings together different experiences from different places of the world to show how important issues of waste management can be dealt with. “Designs for Success: Best Practices in Local Waste Management” is not only for local government officials but also for civil society, experts and analysts who care about lasting solutions in this field. It is our hope that successful waste management can make our cities and municipalities more attractive, greener and sustainable.


Benedikt Seemann, Gennessy Detubio, Ronna Mae Villanueva


Philippines, January 3, 2017