This case study relates to the Uchira Water User's Association in Tanzania. It is one of three interventions in the water sector examined in this research. It is a donor-funded project that works in partnership with local government but it has also established a new institutional structure (Water Users's Association) for the supply and management of water in Uchira village.
The other case studies covered in this research are a water supply trust (donor-funded) and a village council managing a piped system with no external assistance (Working Papers 8 and 9 respectively). Therefore this case study when viewed in combination with the others offers lessons concerning community participation and representation, the scale of intervention, and the various roles of community-based workers. The questions that guide the case studies can be condensed in three key questions: a) How is individual participation in collective activity shaped? b) What is the role of CBWs in such collective activity? And c) What is (or should be) the role of institutions in pro-poor development?
Case study: Uchira water users association. Working Paper No.6, Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK, 44 pp.