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PROJECT TITLE: WB Project: P1163343 - Strengthening local irrigation governance in Central Asia

CLIENT: World Bank

PERIOD: 2014

PROJECT AIM

The objectives of this assignment were to work with a World Bank consultant and under his guidance:

  • Review the field data that have been collected and support the WB consultant in re-producing the write-up and identifying data gaps.
  • Field test and finalise the field instruments for the additional field work to collect the missing data.
  • Collect the data and produce high quality field reports presenting the narratives, results of the exercises, maps and other needed information.
  • Produce digital maps for each of the WCA that present the location of the secondary and tertiary canals, water distribution structures, location of villages, farmers and household plots, and crops cultivated.
  • Help produce a summary of key findings based on a review of the final data set.


DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT

In close collaboration with the WB consultant a number of activities will be undertaken. Theseinclude:
  • Work with the WB consultant to systematize and interpretthe data that were already collected, and identify gaps.Prepare and translate the transcripts of the earlier field work for use by the WB consultant.
  • Finalize field work instruments and guidebooks for additional data collection, including for (i) in-depth field interviews, and (ii) focus group discussions.
  • First round of additional data collection: conduct at least15 in-depth interviews, five in three of the eight case study sitesin at least three sites that are contrasting in terms of quality of water management and include: Navoi (high quality management practices), Tashkent oblast (good management practices, no state ordered crops), Namangan (poor water management and availability).Gather maps of all case study sites, showing the location of all infrastructure (including canals and water management structures) land use/ crops and location of private farmers and Tomorka owners/ dekhan farmers.
  • Second round of data collection. Conduct three focus group discussions in Kuva District, 1-2 in each of two case study sites: one with predominantly horticultural crops and one where the head of the WCA is a woman. Conduct another 10 field interviews in each of these two sites in Kuva District.

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