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Developing information sytems in the water and sanitation sector

Describes the findings of assignments carried out on behalf of IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and concerned with the development of information systems in the water and sanitation sector in Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Philippines. Four areas of information activity in the sector have been identified: project and sector information; management information systems; technical information exchange; and public information and promotion. Discusses the information situation in the water and sanitation sector in terms of: information users and their needs; the supply of information; organizational structure; manpower; information resources; accommodation and equipment; finance; technical operations; and information products and services. Concludes that the importance of developing information systems in the water sector seems to have been seriously neglected, by both national government and donor agencies. There is a need to improve the quality and level of support for information activities in the sector from external support agencies.

TitleDeveloping information sytems in the water and sanitation sector
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsParker, J.S.
Paginationp. 215-222
Date Published1990-01-01
Keywordsethiopia, evaluation, information systems, information transfer, philippines, sanitation, tanzania, uganda, water supply
Abstract

Describes the findings of assignments carried out on behalf of IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and concerned with the development of information systems in the water and sanitation sector in Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Philippines. Four areas of information activity in the sector have been identified: project and sector information; management information systems; technical information exchange; and public information and promotion. Discusses the information situation in the water and sanitation sector in terms of: information users and their needs; the supply of information; organizational structure; manpower; information resources; accommodation and equipment; finance; technical operations; and information products and services. Concludes that the importance of developing information systems in the water sector seems to have been seriously neglected, by both national government and donor agencies. There is a need to improve the quality and level of support for information activities in the sector from external support agencies.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1200, 503

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