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Evaluating water institutions and water sector performance, Volume 1
 
Author:Saleth, R. Maria; Dinar, Ariel; Collection Title:World Bank technical paper ; no. WTP 447
Date Stored:2002/10/22Document Date:1999/08/31
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Water Conservation; Water Use; Water and Industry; Town Water Supply and Sanitation; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
ISBN:ISBN 0-8213-4561-3Language:English
Major Sector:Water, sanitation and flood protectionReport Number:WTP447
Sub Sectors:(Historic)Other water supply and sanitationVolume No:1

Summary: This study develops an analytical framework to identify various layers of institutional inter-linkages and institution-performance linkages evident in the process of institutional-performance interaction within the water sector. The study then evaluates the layers of linkages using perception-based cross-country data. Both the analytical and empirical analyses are used to identify key inputs for developing a generic strategy for water institutional reform. Results provide several major insights: a) they indicate the relative strength, direction and significance of the performance impact of institutional components and aspects; b) they suggest clearly that the institution-performance interaction can derive from its general socio-economic, political, and resource-related environment; and c) they strongly favor a sequential strategy for institutional reform in general and for water institutions in particular.

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