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Title:Concern and responsibility: an evaluation of the Dodota Water Supply Project in Ethiopia
Editor:Poluha, EvaISNI
Series:SIDA evaluation reports (ISSN 0283-0736)
City of publisher:Stockholm
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Subjects:development projects
development cooperation
water supply
Abstract:The Dodota Water Supply Project was a women's project implemented in central Ethiopia between 1982 and 1986. Its main objective was to provide the Dodota area with clean, gravity-piped water, and to enable women to take part in all the project's phases. SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) met 86 percent of the costs of the project. Two things were essential for the success of the project. The responsibility for the project was shared among all its workers, and those engaged in the project were both personally and emotionally involved. This report is an evaluation of the project, which focuses on two questions. What impact has the accessibility of clean water had on the living conditions of the Dodota people, particularly the women? What lessons can be learned from the project, particularly in the light of such issues as people's participation, sustainability and replicability? The evaluation is based on a qualitative analysis of data collected in 1988.