International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies

Online ISSN: 2415-2331
Print ISSN: 2415-5241

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 2 Number 6 June 2016

Community-Based Water Projects Sustainability: Lessons and Challenges-A Case study from Sudan

Authors: S. H. Ibrahim
Pages: 38-45
In the current paper, sustainability assessment framework was designed using a set of multidimensional indicators to assess and monitor eight community-based water projects in four different states in Sudan. The assessment framework consisted of site visits, a systematic secondary information collection, and analysis (SSICA) approach and documents reviews. The sustainability scores were calculated based on weighted sub-indicators analysis system.  The study revealed that 40% of the implemented water projects were fairly sustainable although they are considered as young projects (1-4 years age projects). This weak sustainability was mostly related to the poor organizational and financial performance due to poor post-implementation governmental and/or external agencies involvement and support in terms of monitoring, capacity building facilities, and financial support. There is a strong need to develop post implementation stratigies and models and mechanisms to backup community-based water projects technically as well as financially to assure the sustainability and verify the project implementation goals.