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.
Case study: Uchira water users association. Working Paper No.6.