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creator
Ito, Yutaka
Ito, Takahiro
Dhital, Prasad Ram
Yamamoto, Yuki
Yoshida, Yuichiro
subject
solar water pumping system
rural development
data envelopment analysis
NDC
Economics
abstract
Mountainous hinterland in rural Nepal lacks fundamental social infrastructure. Lack of electricity causes difficulty of water provision, especially in mountainous area where villagers, especially ladies, youths and children, often spends large amount of time just to convey water. To overcome this challenge, installation of solar water pumping system (SWPS) is recently being implemented nation-wide in Nepal. Confrontation of the Nepali government with her tight financial constraint requires the installation process be both economically and technologically sound. By collecting original field data from 38 wards (i.e., villages) in all seven regions in the entire Nepal, this paper thus identifies the technically efficient cases of SWPS, and then investigates any potential economic policy that will enhance the performance of SWPS. Our results show, inter-alia, that abundant financial support from the government results in inefficient systems, and that charging user fees significantly discourages villagers' participation to SWPS and hence undermines the potential benefit of SWPS.
journal title
IDEC DP2 Series
volume
Volume 4
issue
Issue 2
start page
1
end page
8
date of issued
2014-08
publisher
広島大学大学院国際協力研究科
SelfDOI
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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