Institutional design principles for accountability in large irrigation systems
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Merrey, D. J. 1996. Institutional design principles for accountability in large irrigation systems. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI). v, 26p. (IWMI Research Report 008 / IIMI Research Report 008) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.008
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/39789
Argues that single irrigation systems managed by autonomous system-specific organizations accountable to their customers, perform better and are more sustainable than those managed by agencies dependent on the government, or by agencies responsible for multiple systems. Selected cases are reviewed and the plausibility of this hypothesis established. General recommendations are made for policy makers designing irrigation reform programs.