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Madagascar: Where Community Based Water Resource Management has Gone too Far

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Marcus, Richard
Journal: Current Conservation
Volume: 2
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Date: 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3131
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
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Subject(s): water management
community participation
Abstract: "Since coming to power in 2002 President Marc Ravalomanana has both reformed and accelerated the path to decentralisation in Madagascar, granting new roles and responsibilities to regional and community leadership. We thus see the role of the national government diminishing in favor of resource management at the community level. This sort of decentralisation is intended to empower the local population to improve accountability, civic engagement, and equity. It addresses the greater capacity of local authorities for responsiveness to local population needs, while improving efficiency, equity and local ownership of the governing process."

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