Getting Things Done: Bureaucratic and Entrepreneurial Approaches to the Practice of Participatory Water Management Reforms in Brazil and India

46 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2009

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Boyd Fuller

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Sunil Tankha

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 1, 2009

Abstract

Based on field investigations of initiatives to increase stakeholder participation in water management in Brazil and India, this paper provides insights into the practice of water sector reforms. Looking at the pace of reforms across both countries, we find that the process of creating institutions to facilitate stakeholder participation is proceeding rapidly, but greater attention is required on administrative reforms and capacity building. We find that the supply and demand of participation opportunities is often mismatched, and that participation reforms in the water sector may follow two very different paths: the bureaucratic and the entrepreneurial.

Keywords: decentralization, institution-building, public participation, India, Brazil

Suggested Citation

Fuller, Boyd and Tankha, Sunil, Getting Things Done: Bureaucratic and Entrepreneurial Approaches to the Practice of Participatory Water Management Reforms in Brazil and India (August 1, 2009). Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP09-017-IWP005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1464691 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1464691

Boyd Fuller (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

Sunil Tankha

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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