A cultural theory of drinking water risks, values and institutional change

Rural water sustainability is a global challenge as policy often separates communities from the state and markets. This policy brief explores institutional relationships combining government, communities and the market in a pluralist arrangement. Testing the approach in rural Kenya, results indicate pluralism may produce more sustainable outcomes and create value in operational and financial performance.



Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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