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Assessing the Outcomes of IWMI's Research and Interventions on Irrigation Management Transfer

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dc.contributor.author Giordano, Meredith A en_US
dc.contributor.author Samad, Madar en_US
dc.contributor.author Namara, Regassa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4066
dc.description.abstract "Irrigation management transfer (IMT) served as the cornerstone of the research agenda of the International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI) and later, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for nearly a decade. The research theme arose for IWMI in response to the growing evidence of under-performance by publicly owned irrigation schemes and widespread belief that the transfer of management responsibilities to farmer organizations could improve the management of irrigation systems and make irrigated agriculture more productive and sustainable. IIMI/IWMI contributions to the topic included literature reviews and analyses of experiences and impacts of past IMT processes, advice to policymakers in planning and implementing IMT, and the development of generic IMT guidelines and technical support for governments implementing IMT programs. The purpose of this paper is to summarize IIMI/IWMI'spast research and interventions related to irrigation management transfer and to document, to the extent possible, the academic, policy, and technical outcomes of these efforts. The application of a range of direct and indirect measurement techniques suggests an overall positive contribution from IWMI to IMT theory and application. Bibliometric and webmetric analyses suggest a large and continuing demand for IWMI research products on IMT. Direct and indirect data sources also indicate that IWMI policy and operational level interventions have in general contributed positively to IMT decision-making and action, both nationally through action research projects as well as regionally and globally, through the development of generic IMT guidelines. Finally, the continued demand for IWMI involvement in IMT action research serves as an important indicator of IWMI's past contributions." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Reports, no. 106 en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject participatory development en_US
dc.subject water users' associations en_US
dc.subject farmers' associations en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title Assessing the Outcomes of IWMI's Research and Interventions on Irrigation Management Transfer en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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