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Title: Post-construction support and the sustainability of rural water projects in Ghana
Authors: Komives, Kristin
Akanbang, Bernard
Thorsten, Richard
Tuffuor, Benedict
Wakeman, Wendy
Larbi, Eugene
Bakalian, Alex
Whittington, Dale
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: KOMIVES, K. ... et al, 2008. Post-construction support and the sustainability of rural water projects in Ghana. IN: Jones, H. (ed). Access to sanitation and safe water - Global partnerships and local actions: Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 287-294.
Abstract: Many rural community-managed water supply programs in developing countries have been characterized by poor performance. In response, governments and non-governmental organizations have organized two types of “post-construction support” for village water and sanitation committees. The first, “demand-driven” approach leaves it largely up to communities themselves to seek out repair and other support services and to pay for them when needed. The second is a more “supply-driven” approach – to provide unsolicited technical assistance, training, trouble-shooting, and even financial assistance to communities. We evaluate the effect of these types of post construction support on the technical sustainability of community water supplies in rural Ghana using data collected from 200 villages in Volta and Brong Ahafo.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28717
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