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Community Responses to Government Defunding of Water Projects: A Comparative Study in India and the USA

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dc.contributor.author Koontz, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Sen, Sevaly
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-06T19:37:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-06T19:37:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7184
dc.description.abstract "Decentralization is not a binary phenomenon. When central governments decentralize natural resource management, they often retain an interest in the success of the local efforts to solve natural resource problems. As such, many communities have seen continued central government investments in 'decentralized' programs. These outside investments can serve an important role in moving community-based efforts forward. At the same time, they can represent risks to the community if government resources are not stable over time. Our focus in this paper is on the effects of withdrawal of government resources from community-based natural resource management. A critical question is how to build institutional capacity to carry on when the government funding runs out. This study compares coping strategies used by community-based project leaders in two different contexts, India and the United States. Results indicate important differences linked to livelihoods, existing institutions, and community participation." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject community development en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.title Community Responses to Government Defunding of Water Projects: A Comparative Study in India and the USA en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country India, United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Hyderabad, India en_US

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