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Community management of improved water supply systems : a preliminary review

This paper covers the findings of an initial review of literature on community management of improved water supply systems in developing countries. It endeavours to explore recent experience, identify general trends, and point to directions for further development. The document begins by summarizing the origins of the change in perspective form community participation to community management, and it describes the range of development challenges for which community management approaches are seen as a suitable response. An examination is made of the various ways in which community management has been defined. Field experiences based on case-study material are used to underline key issues and problems. The paper ends by suggesting the directions for further work.

TitleCommunity management of improved water supply systems : a preliminary review
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsEvans, P
Paginationv, 33 p.: 10 boxes
Date Published1992-01-01
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Keywordscab92/5, capacity building, community management, constraints, efficiency, evaluation, financing, maintenance, man2, monitoring, operation, planning, women
Abstract

This paper covers the findings of an initial review of literature on community management of improved water supply systems in developing countries. It endeavours to explore recent experience, identify general trends, and point to directions for further development. The document begins by summarizing the origins of the change in perspective form community participation to community management, and it describes the range of development challenges for which community management approaches are seen as a suitable response. An examination is made of the various ways in which community management has been defined. Field experiences based on case-study material are used to underline key issues and problems. The paper ends by suggesting the directions for further work.

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