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This policy brief evaluates the potential of hand pump mechanics associations to improve water facility functionality rates in rural Uganda.

TitleSupporting hand pump mechanics to improve operation and maintenance of rural water supply facilities
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMagara, P
Secondary TitleTriple-S policy brief
Pagination4 p. : 1 tab.
Date Published10/2014
Place PublishedKampala, Uganda
Publication LanguageEnglish

One of the challenges for addressing the break downs and service failures for rural water supply facilities is the availability of technical support for major maintenance and repair. In 2011, the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) introduced Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) as a possible solution to that challenge.

This brief provides recommendations from research undertaken by IRC and SNV Uganda to determine the conditions necessary for HPMAs to be viable and for them to successfully contribute to improving functionality rates.


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Citation Key78469




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