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Institutions under stress and people in distress: institution-building and drought in a new settlement scheme

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  • Merrey, Douglas J.
  • Somaratne, Pallewatte G.

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This paper analyzes irrigation operational problems, and their institutional causes, on a new irrigation system in southern Sri Lanka, based on research during disastrous drought. The authors offer a number of suggestions for improving the management of this system.

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  • Merrey, Douglas J. & Somaratne, Pallewatte G., 1989. "Institutions under stress and people in distress: institution-building and drought in a new settlement scheme," IWMI Books, International Water Management Institute, number 113954.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iwmibo:113954
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    1. Kikuchi, Masao & Hayami, Yujiro, 1978. "Agricultural Growth against a Land Resource Constraint: A Comparative History of Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the Philippines," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 38(04), pages 839-864, December.
    2. Kikuchi, M., 1992. "Policy and research issues in irrigation management for crop diversification with special reference to Sri Lanka," Conference Papers h012019, International Water Management Institute.
    3. Hayami, Yujiro & Kikuchi, Masao, 1978. "Investment Inducements to Public Infrastructure: Irrigation in the Philippines," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 60(1), pages 70-77, February.
    4. N/A, 1985. "Asia," India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, , vol. 41(1), pages 80-87, January.
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