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Community-based management of handpumps in rural Ghana : a quantitative analysis of what needs to change

This working paper seeks to contribute to a larger analysis on whether community-based management is still a feasible option for service delivery in rural Ghana, or if it may be time to think about adapting the current system to better fit the needs of the water sector. In order to address this question, we first examine which management characteristics render community-based management teams most effective in the provision of water services. We then look at the role and effectiveness of service authorities in regulating and supporting service providers. By investigating the relationships between the characteristics of service providers and authorities and handpump functionality, we can gain insight in whether it is worthwhile to continue investing resources into the CBM model as it stands or whether the rural water service delivery model might benefit from restructuring.

TitleCommunity-based management of handpumps in rural Ghana : a quantitative analysis of what needs to change
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLane, M.
Pagination31 p., 5 fig., 2 tab., 4 append.
Date Published12/2018
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This working paper seeks to contribute to a larger analysis on whether community-based management is still a feasible option for service delivery in rural Ghana, or if it may be time to think about adapting the current system to better fit the needs of the water sector. In order to address this question, we first examine which management characteristics render community-based management teams most effective in the provision of water services. We then look at the role and effectiveness of service authorities in regulating and supporting service providers. By investigating the relationships between the characteristics of service providers and authorities and handpump functionality, we can gain insight in whether it is worthwhile to continue investing resources into the CBM model as it stands or whether the rural water service delivery model might benefit from restructuring.

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