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Community Participation in Rural Water supply: An Analysis Using Household Data From North Kerala


  • Nisha K R

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)


The study identifies the factors which influence users' participation in community based rural water supply schemes in north Kerala using primary data. To capture the rate of participation two forms of indices were constructed - one, to measure the attendance in the group meeting the other, for influence in decisions. the relative importance of locality group and households characetristics that affect participation were analysed using linear regression models. Among the three sets of factors, it was found that household characteristics were the most influential factors. The analysis shows that males were actively participating in the group meetings. Level of education and involvement of households in the other local organization were the other major factors affecting participation.

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  • Nisha K R, 2006. "Community Participation in Rural Water supply: An Analysis Using Household Data From North Kerala," Working Papers 173, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:173

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    1. Jonathan Isham & Satu Kahkonen, 2002. "Institutional Determinants of the Impact Community-Based Water Services: Evidence from Sri Lanka and India," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0220, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
    2. Prokopy, Linda Stalker, 2005. "The relationship between participation and project outcomes: Evidence from rural water supply projects in India," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(11), pages 1801-1819, November.
    3. R. Maria Saleth & Ariel Dinar, 2004. "The Institutional Economics of Water : A Cross-Country Analysis of Institutions and Performance," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14884.
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    Water Supply; Public Participation; Kerala;


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