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Political Economy Analysis for Transboundary Water Resources Management in Africa : Practical Guidance

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16997
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Water Papers
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World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2017-01-10T15:06:55Z
dc.date.available
2017-01-10T15:06:55Z
dc.date.issued
2017-01-06
dc.description.abstract
Fostering cooperation to optimize development outcomes in complex African river basins requires a nuanced understanding of context, especially the political and economic incentives facing local actors. Decisions related to water resources management are shaped by a range of considerations from traditional economic factors and physical constraints to political considerations such as the need to manage political support within a single state or to navigate complex international relationships with riparian countries. Exploring political economy realities can reveal capacities and systems that support pockets of effectiveness or have produced successful reforms in the past. It can also reveal the underlying logic behind seemingly irrational policy decisions or apparently dysfunctional institutional arrangements. This in turn provides the basis for thinking about how to work with, around, or gradually reshape existing systems to achieve developmental policy goals. Political Economy Analysis for Transboundary Water Resources Management in Africa introduces key concepts and variables for the transboundary water context. Furthermore, it provides practical advice to help water resource management specialists carry out strong, operationally relevant analysis that contributes to new ways of thinking and working, and ultimately to achieving better results. The note draws on the numerous frameworks that have been developed and the many lessons learned about how to design and implement politically sensitive programming. Importantly, while political economy assessments provide insights into the non-technical drivers of decision-making, they rely on a sound understanding of the technical bottlenecks that need to be resolved, as well as the economic and social costs and benefits of a given intervention.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25824
dc.language
English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
POLITICAL ECONOMY
dc.subject
TRANSBOUNDARY
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RIPARIAN
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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COORDINATION
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RIVER
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WATERSHED
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POLITICS
dc.subject
COOPERATION
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WATER
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DEVELOPMENT
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COMPLEXITY
dc.title
Political Economy Analysis for Transboundary Water Resources Management in Africa
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dc.title.subtitle
Practical Guidance
dc.type
Working Paper
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2017-01-09
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/760941483962191757/Political-Economy-Analysis-for-Transboundary-Water-Resources-Management-in-Africa-Practical-Guidance
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yes
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090224b084851e18_1_0
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27080180
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111763
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/760941483962191757/pdf/111763-WP-P149048-BOX396344B-PUBLIC-ABSTRACT-SENT-W.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Niger
okr.region.country
Nigeria
okr.region.geographical
Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.region.geographical
West Africa
okr.sector
Water, Sanitation and Waste Management
okr.theme
Environment and natural resource management :: Water resource management
okr.topic
Governance :: Political Systems and Analysis
okr.topic
Water Resources :: Transboundary Water Management
okr.topic
Water Resources :: Watershed Management
okr.unit
Water East Africa region (GWA01)

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