Quantifying the process and performance of river basin water management decentralisation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dinar Ariel, Correa Javier Ortiz, Farolfi Stefano, Mutondo Joao. 2016. Quantifying the process and performance of river basin water management decentralisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of African Economies, 25 (2) : pp. 267-299.

Journal article ; Article de recherche ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
[img] Version Online first - Anglais
Access restricted to CIRAD agents
Use under authorization by the author or CIRAD.
J Afr Econ-2015-Dinar-jae-ejv023.pdf

Télécharger (305kB) | Request a copy

Quartile : Q3, Sujet : ECONOMICS

Liste HCERES des revues (en SHS) : oui

Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion

Abstract : This article identifies determinants of the decentralisation processes and performances of river basin management decentralisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, using an institutional analysis framework applied to primary data from twenty-seven river basins in the region. Main findings suggest that water scarcity is a major stimulus to the reform; that water user associations, if not well prepared and trained, may deter the decentralisation process and being part of an existing treaty over an international basin helps foster the process for domestic basins that are part of an international basin. Conditions improving decentralisation process performance include: scarcity of water resources, longer period of implementation, bottom-up creation and appropriate budgetary support of the river basin organisation. Due to the sample size our findings can be seen as suggestive for decentralisation policy in remaining river basins across the continent and elsewhere. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Ressource en eau, Bassin versant, gestion des ressources naturelles, Décentralisation, Politique de développement, Gouvernance, Participation communautaire, Développement régional, droits d'utilisation de l'eau

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique au sud du Sahara

Mots-clés libres : Decentralisation, Water, River basin, Sub-Saharan Africa

Classification Agris : P10 - Water resources and management
E14 - Development economics and policies
D50 - Legislation

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Dinar Ariel, UC (USA)
  • Correa Javier Ortiz, UNB [Universidade de Brasilia] (BRA)
  • Farolfi Stefano, CIRAD-ES-UMR G-EAU (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-4712-2497
  • Mutondo Joao, IWEGA (MOZ)

Source : Cirad-Agritrop (

View Item (staff only) View Item (staff only)

[ Page générée et mise en cache le 2021-04-30 ]