Promoting Private Irrigation Development: The Irrigation Sector Program Experience in Nepal

by Richard Reidinger, The World Bank, Washington, United States,
Upendra Gautam, The World Bank, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource?In Search of Solutions


In 1988, Nepal embarked on development of an Irrigation Sector Program. The key ingredients of the program are direct farmer participation in irrigation development and establishment of private Farmer Irrigation Associations. Results so far indicate that private sector farmer participation has had a positive impact on implementation and sustainability of irrigation projects and can provide useful lessons.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Agriculture | Developing countries | Private sector | Urban and regional development | Sustainable development | Project management | Nepal | Asia

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