This book deals with the Methodology for Participatory Assessment (MPA), a new, multi-level instrument to combine sustainability analysis of community-managed domestic water services with the analysis of gender and poverty perspectives.
|The best of two worlds? : methodology for participatory assessment of community water services
|Year of Publication
|van Wijk-Sijbesma, CA
|Technical paper series / IRC
|266 p. : 21 boxes, 16 fig., 32 tab.
|Delft, The Netherlands
|9066870311 ; ISBN: 905808549X
|community management, domestic use, evaluation, gender, monitoring, participatory methods, planning, policies, poverty, programmes, safe water supply, sdigen, sdipar, sustainability
This book deals with the Methodology for Participatory Assessment (MPA), a new, multi-level instrument to combine sustainability analysis of community-managed domestic water services with the analysis of gender and poverty perspectives. It describes the objectives, the history, and the social and scientific background of the development of the methodology, followed by a detailed description and analysis of the methodology itself, with case studies of its use and impacts. The book presents the results of the global study that took place to validate the method, implemented by the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program in cooperation with IRC, the implications for policies and programme planning of domestic water supply projects, and the lessons for training in and use of the methodology. The book is meant for professionals in country-level organizations, regional and global development banks and donor agencies supporting water projects/ programmes, and staff in development institutes and universities working on participation, monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
Bibliography: p. 243-261