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Title:Economic development that lasts: labour-intensive irrigation projects in Nepal and the United Republic of Tanzania
Author:Martens, BertinISNI
City of publisher:Geneva
Publisher:International Labour Office
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:agricultural projects
Abstract:The purpose of this book is to evaluate three SPWP (ILO Special Public Works Programme) irrigation projects, from design to long-term impact. The projects are one in Nepal and two in Tanzania (Mto wa Mbu and Mnenia). The book comprises four parts, including an introduction to the SPWP philosophy. In the second part the Nepal project is analysed. The third part does the same for Mto wa Mbu and Mnenia. The last part contains a thematic synthesis of the main results. Six chapters are spent on the analysis of each project. The first chapter provides a socioeconomic description of the project area and shows how the SPWP approach fits into the problems of the area. The second chapter presents a technical description of the project, together with an analysis of the investment and maintenance costs and an estimate of labour absorption and the utilization of local resources during the construction period. The third chapter deals with the institutions for popular participation in decisionmaking and resource mobilization during both the construction phase and the postproject operational phase of the infrastructure. The fourth chapter focuses on changes in agricultural production in the command areas and provides an assessment of the projects' impact on the generation of total agricultural income. The fifth chapter estimates the employment impact of the changes in production, as well as the distribution of income generated in agriculture. The sixth chapter presents a financial and economic cost-benefit analysis.