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This article demonstrates the effectiveness of facilitation of a learning alliance by a non-governmental organization providing funding and expert advice.

TitleScenarios for public systems transition using learning alliances : the case of water supply in Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHuston, A, Gaskin, S, Nabunnya, J, Moriarty, PB, Watsisi, M, IRC
Secondary TitleInternational journal of water resources development
Pagination1-22 : 3 tab., 3 fig. + supplemental material (8 p.)
Date Published10/2021
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsadaptive transition management, facilitation, rural water utilities, scenario building

Uganda's Vision 2040 aims to modernize rural water supply through a transition from community-managed point sources to professionally managed piped water services. At the start of the transition period, a learning alliance established in Kabarole District participated in action research to develop scenarios predicting possible future development trajectories. The diversity of its membership, whose formal institutional roles spanned national, district and niche levels, increased the robustness of the strategies proposed for the adaptively managed transition of the public water service. The learning alliance has been facilitated by a non-governmental organization providing funding and expert advice; the effectiveness of this approach is demonstrated.[author abstract]


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