Institutional Change and Irrigation Management in Burkina Faso

ab 29,90 

Charlotte van der Schaaf

Flowing Structures and Concrete Struggles

ISBN 978-3-8258-1624-7
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2008
Seiten 344
Bindung broschiert
Reihe ZEF Development Studies

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Water and land policies form the basis for this study on the realities of
policy implementation and outcomes at the local level. The empirical study
focuses on two small-scale irrigation systems in Burkina Faso. It
contributes to the discussion on the widespread trend to transfer
management responsibilities, through the ongoing decentralisation process,
from the state to water user associations.
The study shows the intra-community power structures and changing
relationships between state actors and the community and the consequences
for the management of these systems and the related natural resources.

The author
Charlotte van der Schaaf is Programme Officer with the United Nations
Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) in Bonn.
Previously she worked within the GLOWA-Volta Project of ZEF.

The series editors
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director, ZEF.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and
Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF.