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TitleEffective water governance in West and East Africa : synthesis report, december, 2006 : prepared for program for effective water governance (EU-supported)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGlobal Water Partnership West Africa Technical Advisory Committee -Ouagadougou, BF, GWP-WATAC
Pagination30 p.; 16 tab.
Date Published2006-12-01
PublisherGlobal Water Partnership (GWP)
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsagriculture, east africa, governance, groundwater, groundwater exploration, legislation, rural areas, rural communities, rural development, water resources management, water supply, west africa

This report presents the synthesis of Programme for Effective Water Governance, undertaken by the Global Water Partnership. The Program for Effective Water Governance was implemented in 2005 and 2006 in seven countries in West and East Africa: in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger and in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through the concerned Regional and Country Water Partnerships. Financial support was provided from the European Union. It follows GWP
engagement with water governance since 2002, when the Dialogues on Water Governance were organized in more than 30 countries. This synthesis brings together the results of the Programme for Effective Water Governance for seven countries in West and East Africa. The Program for Effective Water Governance was meant to put water governance on the agenda through thorough analysis and discussion and through action planning. In each country a similar process was followed, consisting of a diagnosis, national workshops and the preparation of action proposals. For the diagnosis and mapping of water governance a visually clear standard format was used, the so-called Water Governance Scorecard. The Scorecard allowed a snapshot overview of current water governance arrangements and the scope for improvements. As such it
served as to build the agenda for national governance discussions. While it suffered from the unavoidable constraints of standard document, the Scorecards had the important advantage of allowing a comparison of water governance
between countries. [authors abstract]

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