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Improving the effectiveness of Ugandan water user committees

Terry, Alan; McLaughlin, Oscar; Kazooba, Francis

Authors

Oscar McLaughlin

Francis Kazooba



Abstract

This article outlines issues affecting the functionality of Ugandan water user committees responsible for managing communal water and sanitation (WASH) services. Research undertaken demonstrated that their effectiveness is compromised by poor understanding of their rights and responsibilities by stakeholders within and outside the committees. Following the research, a handbook was produced that explained the rights and responsibilities in a form that is accessible to all community members. Preliminary feedback from committees that have used the handbook suggests that it has the potential to improve the functionality of the water user committees, thereby helping to improve the local management of WASH services in Uganda.

Citation

Terry, A., Mclaughlin, O., & Kazooba, F. (2015). Improving the effectiveness of Ugandan water user committees. Development in Practice, 25(5), 715-727. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1046421

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Journal Development in Practice
Print ISSN 0961-4524
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 5
Pages 715-727
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1046421
Keywords rights, social sector, water and sanitation, civil society, participation, Sub-Saharan Africa
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/832243
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1046421
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Development in Practice on 02 July 2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09614524.2015.1046421

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