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Evaluation of village water management structures in Burkina Faso

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GWI carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of village borehole management structures in Burkina Faso. We sampled 12 out of 34 project villages. We graded various aspects of the management structures, analysing strengths and weaknesses in depth, and produced a useful table summarising the key points. We conclude with a set of practical recommendations for improving village borehole management in the future.