Participatory planning and sustainability of water aid and TASAF water project: a case study of Temeke municipality.

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University of Dar es Salaam
The study linked participatory planning and sustainability of Water Aid and TASAF water projects. Temeke Municipality was used as a case study area. The methodologies applied to enhance people's participation were thoroughly discussed. Also examined were the extent to which people participated in the project activities, capacity building, and strategies to achieve sustainability. The literature review was undertaken to see how participation affects sustainability of water projects. Data collection techniques included; documentary review, interviews, questionnaire, focus group discussions, and physical observations. The study found that participatory planning lead to project sustainability only when elements of project sustainability were considered at the early stages. Such elements included operational and maintenance costs, willingness of people to contribute, demand-driven, and the use of technology that corresponded to people's ability to maintain the services. Also capacity building was found to be significant, which included training of community water attendants, and formation of local community based committees or water user groups to carry over the project activities. Immediate areas for both TASAF and Water Aid to intervene were recommended, and these included capacity building of District officials, incorporate sanitation and hygiene education in water projects, train Village water attendants, and sensitisation seminar on completed projects to enable the communities to carry operation and maintenance services the case of TASAF, and make use of trained water attendants and observe the need to involve communities in all stages of project development, the case of Water Aid projects. Finally, suggestions were made for further research areas.
Tanzania, Economic assistance, Water aid programme, Planning, TASAF water projects, Temeke Municipality
Kasiaka, K. (2004). Participatory planning and sustainability of water aid and TASAF water project: a case study of Temeke municipality. Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Available at (