Water Institutions and Management in Cape Verde
AbstractThe water-management model used in Cape Verde for irrigation water is a singular one involving both public and private institutions. The institutional framework adopted since independence (1975) includes influences of both Portuguese colonial occupation and African culture. Water is a common-pool resource, which can take the form of communal, private or state property, or not be subject to any form of ownership. Thus, this case study enables us to compare theories about managing. From a neo-liberal point of view, the common administration of resources of this kind is inefficient, but for one school of the institutional theory, solutions can come “from within”; in other words, from user groups themselves, who can co-operate, once they have defined commitments. Research based on surveys and interviews with private sector administrators leads to the conclusion that user association management is successful, whereas, individual management can lead to squandering. View Full-Text
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Bosa, M.S. Water Institutions and Management in Cape Verde. Water 2015, 7, 2641-2655.
Bosa MS. Water Institutions and Management in Cape Verde. Water. 2015; 7(6):2641-2655.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bosa, Miguel S. 2015. "Water Institutions and Management in Cape Verde." Water 7, no. 6: 2641-2655.