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Title: WUM model: emerging tool for evaluating institutional capacity of urban water utilities
Authors: Kayaga, Sam
Mugabi, Josses
Kingdom, William
Keywords: Institutional capacity
Institutional capacity development
Organisational maturity models
Urban water utilities
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: IWA
Citation: KAYAGA, S., MUGABI, J. and KINGDOM, W., 2013. WUM model: emerging tool for evaluating institutional capacity of urban water utilities. IN: The 3rd IWA Development Congress and Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 14-17.
Abstract: Urban water utilities in the world’s developing regions are faced with challenges of scaling up services to cope with the rapid rate of urbanisation, and sustaining the service delivery. Increasingly, it is being recognised in development management that institutional capacity is a precursor for sustainable service delivery. This paper discusses the findings of a recent study funded by the World Bank, which, using case studies in Asia, examined the various conceptualisations of institutional sustainability, institutional capacity and capacity development, in the context of urban water services. Consistent with a process-based approach, and adapting concepts from organisational maturity models, the authors propose a new evaluation tool – the Water Utility Maturity (WUM) model. The outline WUM model was piloted with utilities in South Asia, and was found to be promising. The WUM model is flexible and considers different levels of institutional sustainability.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: This study was conducted under the auspices of the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank, and was partly financed by Water Partnership Program and the AusAid Policy and Decentralization Trust Fund.
Version: Submitted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19568
Publisher Link: http://www.iwa-network.org/
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