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Title: Water institutions and management in Cape Verde
Authors: Suárez Bosa, Miguel 
UNESCO Clasification: 5309 Organización industrial y políticas gubernamentales
Keywords: Institutions
Evolution
Management
Technology
Water
Issue Date: 2015
Journal: Water (Switzerland) 
Abstract: The 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/70870
ISSN: 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w7062641
Source: Water (Switzerland) [ISSN 2073-4441], v. 7 (6), p. 2641-2655
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