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This paper outlines an assessment methodology for developing an institutional strengthening programme
for the management of the operation and maintenance of regional rural piped water supplies schemes (RRPWSS). This method has been used to do an institutional analysis of organisations responsible for regional schemes in rural areas of North-West Maharashtra in India. Some of these RRPWSS cover large areas serving up to 50 or 60 villages.
The institutional strengthening proposals for the participating
organisations in NW Maharashtra, are discussed as well as experiences to date in evolving, planning and implementing these and other proposals.