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Kavya Balaraman

Models of Inclusion Part II | Self-Organization in the Informal Sector

September 30, 2015 | 1

 

In the 1980s, waste-pickers in Colombia faced the most intense forms of social stigmatization and attack. A group of vigilantes, intent on ‘socially cleansing’ the urban landscape, began to launch targeted attacks on what they perceived as unclean elements … Read More

Models of Inclusion in Informal Waste

August 31, 2015 | 1

…scavenging is illegal in several urban centres in Colombia, India and the Phillipines, where waste-pickers are often discriminated against because of their perceived association with dirt.

 

In most cities in the developing world, waste-pickers provide between 50 to 100 … Read More

Selling in the dark: Information asymmetry in the informal waste ecosystem

July 31, 2015 |

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. – Benjamin Disraeli

Learning from the experiences of the Agricultural Sector:

What do Indian farmers and ragpickers have in common? At … Read More

Waste Networks: Economics, Informality and Stigma

June 30, 2015 | 1

Trash talking; there’s more than cities can manage

As consumption patterns across the globe are soaring, so is the corresponding generation of waste – and some of the statistics related to this are alarming. A recent World Bank study estimates … Read More

Historical Perspectives on the Informal Waste Sector

May 31, 2015 | 1

 

Like most countries that are growing quickly and witnessing rapid urbanization, India is beginning to face serious concerns regarding the disposal of its waste. Until now, most urban local governments have adopted an approach to waste management that is … Read More

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