Water Communities in the Republic of Macedonia: An Empirical Analysis of Membership Satisfaction and Payment Behavior
Matthew Gorton (),
Darko Shekerinov and
World Development, 2009, vol. 37, issue 12, 1951-1963
Summary Utilizing primary survey data, we investigate the performance of Water Communities (WCs), a form of self-managing organization for irrigation, in the Bregalnica region of the Republic of Macedonia. While their introduction improved cost recovery, only modest changes occurred in the cost of irrigation water and many farmers remain indifferent to the WCs. Econometric analysis focuses on the decision of farmers to join a WC, determinants of farmers' satisfaction with WCs, and factors associated with changes in payment behavior. Key determinants identified include transparency and trust regarding the conduct of WCs, cost recovery rates, farm size, and irrigation costs. Membership satisfaction is an important determinant of payment behavior.
Keywords: irrigation; self-management; Water; User; Associations; Macedonia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Water communities in the Republic of Macedonia: an empirical analysis of membership satisfaction and payment behaviour (2009)
Working Paper: WATER COMMUNITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF MEMBERSHIP SATISFACTION AND PAYMENT BEHAVIOUR (2008)
Working Paper: Water Communities in the Republic of Macedonia: an empirical analysis of membership satisfaction and payment behaviour (2008)
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