Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Impact of Water Users Associations on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was engaged by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative, to examine whether water users associations (WUAs) created and supported by USAID produced sustained increases in resource productivity, food security, and equity in southern Tajikistan, even after donor support was withdrawn. 

This evaluation consists of three research components, implemented from 2015 to 2018. These research components are: 

  1. Identifying opportunities and constraints for the sustainability of WUAs; 
  2. Assessing the persistence and equity of impact on irrigation services, crop choice, and cotton productivity; and 
  3. Examining the role of women in irrigation water management to identify opportunities for enhancing food security. 

The baseline report presents initial insights from a series of surveys conducted in 2015 for each of the three research components.

The midterm report draws on a household survey conducted in February and March 2016 to bring insights to the three research components.

The final report was published in September 2018. We hope that you will delve into the exciting and broadly applicable findings!

Please also explore Agrilinks' special collection of posts related to the evaluation. 

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