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Institutionalizing community management : processes for scaling up

This report is an attempt to address the issue of sustainability of water and sanitation projects from the viewpoint of community management. In the past, the sector has mainly focused on technical solutions. The document raises questions, and tries to provide answers, about the level of support that communities must have if they are to use new facilities, and to operate and maintain them effectively. It is suggested that in order to involve all the government and national decision makers who provide support over the longer term to make the sector viable, the gap between institutional development (or strengthening) and community management needs to be bridged.

TitleInstitutionalizing community management : processes for scaling up
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRosensweig, F., Yacoob, M.
Secondary TitleWash technical report
Volumeno. 76
Pagination28 p.
Date Published1992-01-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation for Health Project (WASH)
Place PublishedArlington, VA, USA
Keywordscab92/3, community management, cost recovery, cultural aspects, decentralization, economic aspects, financial management, health, hygiene, institutional development, maintenance, man2, operation, operators, policies, projects, sustainable development, sustcmt, training
Abstract

This report is an attempt to address the issue of sustainability of water and sanitation projects from the viewpoint of community management. In the past, the sector has mainly focused on technical solutions. The document raises questions, and tries to provide answers, about the level of support that communities must have if they are to use new facilities, and to operate and maintain them effectively. It is suggested that in order to involve all the government and national decision makers who provide support over the longer term to make the sector viable, the gap between institutional development (or strengthening) and community management needs to be bridged.

NotesBibliography: p. 27-28
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