Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India

This paper reports on the outcomes from the ‘Community Water Plus’ (2013-2016) project that was designed to give donors, IFIs and low-income country governments the evidence base to determine and justify the ongoing resources needed to support community rural water services. The research demonstrate...

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Main Authors: Paul Hutchings, Richard Franceys
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spelling rr-article-95891182017-01-01T00:00:00Z Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India Paul Hutchings (7219997) Richard Franceys (7178594) untagged This paper reports on the outcomes from the ‘Community Water Plus’ (2013-2016) project that was designed to give donors, IFIs and low-income country governments the evidence base to determine and justify the ongoing resources needed to support community rural water services. The research demonstrated that significant recurrent financing from government and other sources subsidised the costs of services in successful community management programmes in India. The Gram Panchayat, the local-self government institution, also provided on-going support and carried out everyday operation, maintenance and administrative functions. The implications of the Indian experience are that successful rural water service delivery requires such significant on-going support, including funding and the delivery of key functions, that it is better to conceive of it as a form of coproduction between state and citizens, rather than community management, and governments should allocate resources accordingly. 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z Text Conference contribution 2134/31482 https://figshare.com/articles/conference_contribution/Community_water_plus_results_from_an_investigation_into_community_managed_rural_water_supply_in_India/9589118 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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Paul Hutchings
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Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India
description This paper reports on the outcomes from the ‘Community Water Plus’ (2013-2016) project that was designed to give donors, IFIs and low-income country governments the evidence base to determine and justify the ongoing resources needed to support community rural water services. The research demonstrated that significant recurrent financing from government and other sources subsidised the costs of services in successful community management programmes in India. The Gram Panchayat, the local-self government institution, also provided on-going support and carried out everyday operation, maintenance and administrative functions. The implications of the Indian experience are that successful rural water service delivery requires such significant on-going support, including funding and the delivery of key functions, that it is better to conceive of it as a form of coproduction between state and citizens, rather than community management, and governments should allocate resources accordingly.
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Richard Franceys
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title Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India
title_short Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India
title_full Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India
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title_full_unstemmed Community water plus: results from an investigation into community managed rural water supply in India
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