Navigating Successful Policy Reform Series: Reducing Plastic Pollution in Kenya


By Clare Cummings and Francis Oremo

This paper is part of the Navigating Successful Policy Reform series undertaken by Coalitions for Change and the Institute for Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University. The paper explores how a ban on thin plastic bags in Kenya was introduced to address a visible environmental and reputational challenge. It is the first of three case studies exploring developmental policy reforms, demonstrating politically smart and learning-oriented ways of working within challenging political contexts. The cases investigate whether reform stories bear similarities to the development entrepreneurship approach, which has been successful in the Philippines.

Posted December 12, 2023
Related locations: Philippines
Related programs: Good Governance
Related topics: Coalitions for Change, Development Entrepreneurship