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TitleLinking sustainability with demand, gender and poverty : a study in community-managed water supply projects in 15 countries
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGross, B., Wijk-Sijbesma, C.A. van, Mukherjee, N.
Paginationvii, 32 p. : 6 fig., photogr., 2 tab.
Date Published2001-01-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program, WSP
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscommunity management, community participation, demand responsive approaches, field studies, gender, impact assessment, low-income communities, participatory methods, policies, rural areas, sdipar, sustainability, use of facilities, water supply
Abstract

This report presents the results of the study of community-managed water supply services in 88 communities around the world. It adds to the evidence that giving more attention to the service demands of women as well as men, of poor members of a community as well as those who are better off, pays off directly in terms of sustainability of the services. The report points to some specific actions that agencies can take to target women and poor community members more effectively. Among them are participatory tools that lead to greater inclusion of often-excluded groups in making decisions throughout the service planning and implementation process.

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