A programme theory approach in measuring impacts of irrigation management transfer interventions: the case of Central Asia
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Yakubov, Murat. 2012. A programme theory approach in measuring impacts of irrigation management transfer interventions: the case of Central Asia. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28(3):507-523. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2012.684313
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Irrigation management transfer (IMT) reforms in most transition economies of Central Asia have largely relied on the funding and expertise of multiple international aid providers. Such reforms are aimed at the establishment of water users associations; however, progress has remained slow and patchy due to poor aid coordination and poor knowledge regarding what works and what does not. This paper argues that a sector-wide impact study is needed to better inform and consolidate local IMT reform. Placing the discourse within the larger domain of evaluation research, this article looks into the approaches, tools, and practical implications of such an impact study.