Progress of constitutional change and irrigation management transfer in Pakistan: Insights from a net-map exercise

Andrew Reid Bell, Noora Lisa Aberman, Fatima Zaidi, Benjamin Wielgosz

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    Two current processes of institutional reform - irrigation management transfer (IMT) and the 18th Amendment to Pakistan's Constitution - are expected to significantly impact agriculture and irrigation in Pakistan. Results are analyzed from a net-map exercise conducted with water-sector experts at the federal and provincial (Punjab) scales. The data suggest the potential for successful shifts of decision making under the 18th Amendment. However, weaker perceptions of the role of IMT in water governance were found than would be expected given its long history. This is further evidence that something new is necessary to help shift towards the decentralized IMT model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)515-535
    Number of pages21
    JournalWater International
    Volume38
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2013

    Keywords

    • 18th Amendment
    • Pakistan
    • irrigation management transfer
    • net-map
    • social network analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Water Science and Technology
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Progress of constitutional change and irrigation management transfer in Pakistan: Insights from a net-map exercise'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this