Community Participation in Water Projects: A Case Study of Water Projects in Tanzania

William, Gwamaka (2017) Community Participation in Water Projects: A Case Study of Water Projects in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The problem of community participation in water projects in Tanzania, starts when the government used top- down approach to the establishment of water projects, the local community were not given chance to participate, but they instructed for implementation. The objective of this study was to determine community participation in water projects in Tanzania. The methodology used in the study comprised of both research designs Qualitative and quantitative research design. Quantitative data such as closed questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 version software and presented in frequency, percentage and tables quantitatively. Whereas qualitative data were analyzed using descriptions such as open questionnaires, interview, as well as documentation and observation. The sample sizes are was 56 respondents. Furthermore, data collection methods involved questionnaires, interview, documentation and observation .With regard to data collection methods, data were collected using self-administered questionnaires, interviews, observation and documentation. The research findings revealed that community participation for achieving water project sustainability is not effective. This is because factors which limit community participation towards project sustainability were not dealt. The study recommends that the government should abolish top down approach in managing water projects which is not an effective approach towards water projects sustainability. Instead a balance of both top and down top approaches in decision should be applied. Additionally, improvement of community participation and redesigning the approaches of managing water projects can help to achieve sustainability of projects. The policy framework should be designed in such a way as to improve community participation in water projects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2018 08:44
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2018 08:44
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2245

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