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Translating policies into informal settlements' critical services: Reframing, anchoring and muddling through

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dc.contributor.author Jaan‐Henrik Kain, Belinda Nyakinya, Nicholas Odhiambo, Michael Oloko, John Omolo, Silas Otieno, Patrik Zapata, María José Zapata Campos
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-11T09:15:39Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-11T09:15:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3528
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how policies and plans are translated into informal settlementsˈ practice. It builds on literature on policy implementation practice and organization studies, and more particularly, it applies the concepts of reframing, anchoring and muddling through. The paper is informed by the case of Kisumu City in Kenya and its Kisumu Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan and its implementation on Kisumuˈs informal settlements. The plan was funded by the Swedish International Development Agency through the United Nations Human Settlement Programme and implemented from 2007 to 2009. The study is based on action research carried out by a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary group of researchers, through focus groups, participatory workshops, collaborative action, in-depth interviews, document analysis and observations. The paper examines what original aspects of Kisumu Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan were translated, that is, which ones faded out and which ones became stabilized into and travel as ‘best practices’ to other locations. The paper shows how the generation of ‘best practices’ can be loosely coupled with the practices that policy seeks to change. It concludes, in line with previous research in the field, how successful policy implementation is based on cultural and political interpretations rather on evidence of improved practices. en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.subject policy implementation practice; implementation gap; best practices; framing; anchoring; muddle through; waste management; informal settlements en_US
dc.title Translating policies into informal settlements' critical services: Reframing, anchoring and muddling through en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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