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Article: Improving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems: The effects of technological investments and governance structure on irrigation performance in Nepal

TitleImproving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems: The effects of technological investments and governance structure on irrigation performance in Nepal
Authors
Issue Date1996
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/worlddev
Citation
World Development, 1996, v. 24 n. 8, p. 1301-1315 How to Cite?
AbstractTechnological fixes and government management have often been assumed to be the most effective policy tools in improving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems in Asia. Many intervention efforts based upon that assumption, however, have brought about counterintuitive and counterintentional outcomes. Using irrigation management in Nepal as the context, this paper argues that technological investments might exacerbate the asymmetries of interests and endowments among irrigators, which often dampens their incentives to contribute to infrastructure maintenance. In addition, irrigators in agency-managed systems are usually given few incentives to engage in irrigation management. Their collective inaction often leads to low levels of performance. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171805
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.438
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.100
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dc.contributor.authorLam, Wen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:17:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:17:39Z-
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dc.identifier.issn0305-750Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171805-
dc.description.abstractTechnological fixes and government management have often been assumed to be the most effective policy tools in improving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems in Asia. Many intervention efforts based upon that assumption, however, have brought about counterintuitive and counterintentional outcomes. Using irrigation management in Nepal as the context, this paper argues that technological investments might exacerbate the asymmetries of interests and endowments among irrigators, which often dampens their incentives to contribute to infrastructure maintenance. In addition, irrigators in agency-managed systems are usually given few incentives to engage in irrigation management. Their collective inaction often leads to low levels of performance. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/worlddeven_US
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dc.titleImproving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems: The effects of technological investments and governance structure on irrigation performance in Nepalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0305-750X(96)00043-5en_US
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dc.identifier.volume24en_US
dc.identifier.issue8en_US
dc.identifier.spage1301en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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