This report looks at the present production and performance of pumps, the factors affecting their uptake and the elements of the supply chain which are needed to ensure their reliable performance and increased popularity. It looks at the experiences in SNNPR but also at those for rope pumps in the neighbouring Ziway area where pumps have been introduced in greater numbers and in a different manner. The report is based mainly on interviews carried out by Tsegaw Hailu in December 2010 with stakeholders at all levels, but also on the results of the field surveys carried out on 35 rope pumps in SNNPR. Interviews were carried out using semi-structured discussion points.
RiPPLE Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 52 pp.