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Small Dams and Social Capital in Yemen How Assistance Strategies Affect Local Investment and Institutions

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Vermillion, Douglas L.; Al-Shaybani, Said
Date: 2004
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Research Report no. 76
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4368
Sector: Agriculture
Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
Subject(s): dams
water management
property rights
Abstract: "This report examines the development of eight small dam projects in the mountainous province of Al-Mahweet in north-central Yemen. The report also investigates how external assistance affects incentives for local people to invest in dam development and water delivery systems and also to create rules, property rights and institutional arrangements to manage the dam and water. The development of small dams is a current priority of the Government of Yemen and foreign development agencies and banks. The objectives of the government and aid organizations in developing small dams are to provide sources of water for domestic use, create new irrigated areas, and recharge groundwater. This study indicates how assistance strategies and agreements between external agencies and local communities may be designed so as to inhibit or facilitate local investment, development of social capital and achievement of favorable outcomes."

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