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Implementing pro-poor policies in a decentralized context: the case of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program in Tanzania

Author
Jimenez, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Sustainability Science
Date of publication
2011
Volume
6
Number
1
First page
37
Last page
49
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-010-0121-1 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/26354 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper examines the challenge of achieving a balance between the implementation of centrally designed pro-poor policies and the decentralization of responsibilities to local governments in many African countries. It analyzes the implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program in Tanzania. Key mechanisms for planning and allocating resources are analyzed at ministry, district, and village levels. Results show that a mixture of policy incoherencies, technical shortcomings and p...
Citation
Jiménez, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A. Implementing pro-poor policies in a decentralized context: the case of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program in Tanzania. "Sustainability Science", 2011, vol. 6, núm. 1, p. 37-49.
Keywords
Decentralization Pro-poor policy Rural area Sustainability Water supply East Africa Tanzania
Group of research
EScGD - Engineering Sciences and Global Development

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