Rural Water Supply Scheme Sustainability in Pakistan: A Comparative Institutional Analysis (M-3)

Rural Water Supply Scheme Sustainability in Pakistan: A Comparative Institutional Analysis (M-3)

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  • Thursday | 15 Jan, 1998
  • Shahrukh Rafi Khan
  • Monographs
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Shahrukh Rafi Khan (Fatimah Aslam, Rashid Bashir, Abdul Fatah, Sajid azmi, Asif Mahmood, Khalid Pervez and oreen Saher) Monograph Series # 3 1998 Overview This report is primarily about exploring the determinants of rural water supply scheme (RWSS) sustainability. The two complementary hypotheses being explored are that demand responsive project rules and social mobilization are positively correlated with scheme sustainability. These hypotheses are viewed as complementary because the implementation of project rules critically depends on the success a project has in mobilizing communities. A "project" represents a funding agency with a particular set of rules for funding community RWSS. The key aspects of demand responsive rules are that they conform to demand theory with regards to allowing communities to choose a level of service and requiring communities to at least partially pay for the service. The logic is that demand responsive project rules would result in selfselection on the part of communities and those communities would opt for the service that could pay for it and, given this, would own the scheme and participate in its maintenance.