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Irrigation Development in Ghana: Past experiences, emerging opportunities, and future directions

"Agriculture has a central socioeconomic position in Ghana. This sector accounts for about 65 percent of the work force, about 40 percent of the gross domestic product, and about 40 percent of foreign currencies acquired through exports. Although ...

Information Flow and Acquisition of Knowledge in Water Governance in the Upper East Region of Ghana

"This paper provides an assessment of information flows and the acquisition of knowledge in water governance of the Upper East Region, Ghana. These flows are patchy, often parallel, disconnected or slow. In many cases a great deal of information i...

Évaluation Économique Ex-Post des Barrages de Niandouba et Confluent au Senegal / Retrospective Economic Evaluation of the Niandouba and Confluent Dams in Senegal

The people of the Sahel progress in terms of agro-climatic and economic vulnerability while the investment in water control is limited. The irrigation potential to mitigate this vulnerability is behind the renewed interest of States and developme...

South Africa's Drought Preparedness in the Water Sector: Too Little Too Late

"South Africa experiences droughts on a regular basis, often associated with significant negative impacts on society and the economy. Droughts can be forecast, and South African climate scientists have been developing computer-generated models t...

L’Accès des Ménages Pauvres à l’eau Potable dans les Banlieues de Dakar / Poor Households' Access to Safe Drinking Water In the Suburbs of Dakar

This paper is part of the research on understanding the interactions between MDGs and focuses on the objective of access to and availability of drinking water. The underlying conceptual framework is based on four interrelated propositions that wil...

Interactions entre l’Accès à l’eau Potable et les autres Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement: une Analyse à partir de Données sur les Banlieues de Dakar

This title is also available in English : [Interactions between Access to Drinking Water and Other Millennium Development Goals: An Analysis Based on Data on the Suburbs of Dakar.] This paper is part of the research cluster on understanding intera...

Building the future Infrastructure in Nigeria until 2040

This report first compares access levels to basic physical infrastructure in Nigeria with those in relevant income peers in Africa and globally, and analyses how these are likely to evolve to 2040 along the current development trajectory (referred...

Agricultural Investment in Africa: A Low Level… Numerous Opportunities

Agricultural investment is a necessary requirement to develop and organize the agricultural sector in Africa. Africa's agricultural potential offers opportunities to be seized in terms of intensification of production and structuring of the agric...

Unlocking International Finance for Water Infrastructure in Angola

The impacts of climate change will increase the costs of delivering the infrastructure needed to expand access to water and sanitation across developing countries. It will be important for countries like Angola to access increased levels of climat...

Farming Styles, Livelihoods and Social Differentiation of Smallholder Farmers: Insights from New Forest Irrigation Scheme in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

This article focuses on the socio-economic differentiation of smallholder farmers in New Forest Irrigation Scheme. Smallholder irrigation schemes are seen as a way of alleviating poverty and contributing to economic growth. Although smallholders a...

Equitable Access to Water for Young People

Africa has the youngest population in the world. Sixty per cent of Africans are under 25 years old. One of the challenges these young people face is the difficulty of accessing water, an entitlement enshrined in the Declaration of Human Rights and...

Equitable Access to Water for Women

This paper examines women’s role as primary water collectors, assesses the barriers that prevent women from easily accessing water, and outlines how CRIDF can work to eliminate or reduce these barriers. The paper examines the reasons behind inequi...

Equitable Access to Water for People with Disabilities

Disability is a multi-faceted challenge to people’s development. It is both the cause and effect of developmental issues: people with disabilities are more likely than able people to be poor and those who are poor are more likely to be disabled....

Critical Success Factors for Resilient Water Infrastructure

Water security underpins the achievement of development agendas across many sectors – including health, energy, agriculture, environment, mining, and other industries. Water infrastructure is vital for delivering water security. Water infrastruc...

Déterminants de l'Adaptation des Ménages face à la Qualité Insalubre de l'eau de Boisson: Douala et Yaoundé au Cameroun

[English title translated: Determinants of the avoidance behaviour of households to cope with unsafe drinking water: case study of Douala and Yaounde in Cameroon]. Despite the effectiveness of home water treatment methods, it is worth noting that ...

Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Cost Analysis of Some Water Interventions in Bauchi State in Nigeria

A Cost-Effectiveness analysis of water interventions in Bauchi state, Nigeria, is presented in this report, with particular emphasis on pipeline and borehole (Hand pump) water supply schemes. Using the measures adapted from Whittington et al (2008...

Is Reliable Water Access the Solution to Undernutrition? A Review of the Potential of Irrigation to Solve Nutrition and Gender Gaps in Africa South of the Sahara

"Interventions aimed at increasing water availability for livelihood and domestic activities have great potential to improve various determinants of undernutrition, such as the quantity and diversity of foods consumed within the household, income ...

Accountability and Performance of Government Agencies in the Delivery of Water, Education and Road Services in Nigeria

"Public service delivery in Nigeria is bedevilled with governance crisis especially in the education, water and road sectors in spite of alternative channels being developed to deliver services for the achievement of the Millennium Development Go...

Parched Prospects II - A Revised Long-Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast for South Africa

With water withdrawals currently exceeding reliable supply, it is presumed that South Africa is over exploiting its water resources at the national level. Using the International Futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawals in...

Lack of Safe Water, Sanitation Spurs Growing Dissatisfaction with Government Performance

"If water is fundamental to life and human dignity, no issue is more pressing for 663 million people for whom access is still lacking (United Nations, 2015). As World Water Day (March 22) reminds us, safe and readily available water is a human rig...

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