The Global Water Initiative (GWI) was an action-research and advocacy programme that ran from 2008-17. The project is now closed. This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close. After that date, information about the project and core GWI technical publications will continue to be available from the IIED website and Publications Library.

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Publications

GWI West Africa factsheet: Dams in Guinea - proposals for achieving local development

February 2015
Jérôme Koundouno, Jamie Skinner

GWI West Africa

This factsheet looks at how considering the people most directly affected by dam construction projects as partners and beneficiaries allows local and national development priorities to be reconciled.

Defining security of land tenure in irrigation schemes in Niger

November 2014
Aladoua Saadou, Riguima Bassirou

GWI West Africa

In Niger the land converted for public use is now facing a dual problem: on one hand, customary landowners or their descendants claim property rights on this space which supposedly belongs to the State, on the other hand, government bodies who manage this area do not have the

Global Water Initiative Sustainability Assessment (2007-2012)

November 2014
Harold Lockwood - Agua Consult

Global Water Initiative

Between 2007 and 2012 GWI financed rural water supply programmes across eight countries in the East and West Africa regions, including construction of new and/or rehabilitated rural water schemes and establishment of water committees.

Literature review on support for farmer innovation in the context of large dams in West Africa

November 2014
Ismail M. Moumouni, P.B. Irénikatché Akponikpe et Mohamed N. Baco

GWI West Africa

This literature review was based on the case of thirteen large dams in West Africa with the aim of building understanding of the various interventions used to support farmer innovation and share lessons learned and recommendations.

Analysis of the legal texts and reforms needed for the management of irrigated land in Niger

October 2014
Aladoua Saadou

GWI West Africa

The start of the work of the Kandadji Programme, for the construction of the Kandadji dam, has provided the opportunity to analyse and reflect on the legal texts relating to irrigated land in Niger.

September 2014
Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

This factsheet looks at how GWI West Africa has worked with rural communities in the Anambé river basin in Senegal to raise awareness of local land use planning processes (POAS) in their local areas.

September 2014
GWI West Africa

GWI West Africa

This factsheet provides an overview of the work of the Global Water Initiative in West Africa between 2012 and 2017, which focuses on 'water for agriculture'. The Global Water Initiative is funded by the Howard G.

Sustainability index of rural water services: Burkina Faso and Niger

August 2014
J-P Debus (CRS)

GWI West Africa

This survey was commissioned by GWI three years after the start of the 2008-2012 programme in West Africa with the aim of assessing the sustainability potential of the rural water services supported by GWI during this period and to learn lessons from governance and management systems. It is part of the ongoing learning and evaluation of GWI's work.

Ex-post economic evaluation of the Bagré dam

July 2014
Edmond Kabore, Frédéric Bazin

GWI - AWest Africa

This report conducts an ex-post evaluation of the wealth produced by the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso. It provides a financial assessment of the dams for the state and draws lessons for future intervention anbd planning.

Validation workshop on: "Knowledge, tools and capacities for securing agricultural land tenure for the benefit of local communities affected by Fomi dam" »

July 2014
GWI West Africa

GWI West Africa

On 17 and 18 July 2014 GWI West Africa and partners held a local validation workshop in Kankan to present the results of a study which analyses the "Knowledge, tools and skills for securing agricultural land tenure for the benefit of local communities affected by Fomi dam"

Making large dams in West Africa profitable: What role for agricultural advisory services?

June 2014
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This is a report of the regional workshop "Making large dams in West Africa profitable: What role for agricultural advice?" held in Bamako, on 4 and 5 June 2014. The workshop was organized by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa in partnership with IED-Afrique (Innovation, Environment and Development).

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