Determinants of users’ willingness to contribute to safe water provision in rural Uganda

  • Resty Naiga BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Doctoral School Sustainable Development, Vienna, Gersthofer Straße 119, 1180 Vienna
  • Marianne Penker University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Keywords: collective action, willingness to contribute, drinking water infrastructure, operation and maintenance, Uganda

Abstract

In the context of recent devolution processes in Uganda, operation and maintenance of drinking water infrastructure still pose a major challenge. Given the importance of water user fees and local collective action for operation and maintenance, it is paramount to consider factors influencing the users’ willingness to contribute. Based on 802 structured household interviews, this article looks into the link between willingness to contribute and actual contribution and presents variables influencing users’ willingness to contribute to water provision. The variables demonstrated by the logistic regression model to increase the likelihood of users’ willingness to contribute are categorized as institutional, bio-physical and demographic ones.

Published
2014-07-14
Section
Articles