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Analysis of effectiveness of handpump management committees (Burkina Faso)

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In terms of drinking water and sanitation, the general law on decentralised government and the law on water management, including all the associated texts, provide the essential framework for public intervention in the field of water. This report analyses the legal texts and describes their key attributes concerning the management of public service water distribution in rural areas and particularly the role of water users. The analysis of stakeholder practice in the field records the weaknesses of current drinking water supply management systems and the need for change. The report identifies the challenges in delivery water sector reform.