By Susan Davis, Executive Director
This is a summary of a useful study by Tim Foster. It was actually titled “Predictors of Sustainability for Community-Managed Handpumps in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda,” but as usual I find the reasons for failure useful to share.
The study was published in 2013, but I’ve found that some people who are interested in this kind of rigorous analysis have not heard of it. So I’ve summarized the findings below, in plain English. If you prefer the statistical language please see the original paper.
Where did the data come from?
- Comprehensive water supply inventories were created by the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Uganda, with the support of development partners.
- All three inventories were nation-wide and have technical, institutional…
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