Author
LOCKWOOD, H. and A. LE GOUAIS

Year of Publishing
2011

Publisher
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Institution
Triple-S

Professionalising Community-Based Management for Rural Water Services Briefing Note No. 2

Description:

Community-based management has long been established as the principal service delivery model for providing water to rural populations in developing countries. But this model has limitations: voluntary water committees are responsible for maintaining water systems, but lack legal recognition, skills, and accountability to do so. Inadequate external monitoring and support lead to poor technical and financial management of water services, and ultimately to system breakdowns and service failure. The professionalisation of community based-management means moving away from the voluntary provision of water services towards a philosophy of service provision, and working to agreed standards, with greater transparency, accountability and efficiency.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.


Bibliographical Information:

LOCKWOOD, H. and A. LE GOUAIS (2011) Professionalising Community-Based Management for Rural Water Services. Briefing Note No. 2 , December 2011 , Triple-S , IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre , The Hague, Netherlands


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