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


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


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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