Tenure Brief: Gender and Shifting Water Governance: Differential Effects of Privatization, Commodification, and Democratization

Trends in water governance emphasize devolution to local users and market-oriented policies. These trends influence how donors, policymakers, and international lending institutions approach water management. This brief – which reviews current knowledge of the consequences for gender equity, summarizes how the trends have played out in various locales, and identifies gaps in our understanding – was published by the Land Tenure Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the USAID TransLinks Program.

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