Sara J. Marks | Jennifer Davis
broad acceptance of the idea that “sense of ownership” among users is
critical to infrastructure sustainability in developing countries,
little is known about what sense of ownership is, or its drivers. We
present a novel measure of sense of ownership for piped water systems
using empirical data collected from 1140 households in 50 rural Kenyan
villages. This study establishes an empirical referent for households’
sense of ownership. We find that some, but not all, types of
participation enhance community members’ sense of ownership for rural
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites
economic, public health and other social science researchers and
students from East Africa to apply for the 2012 Visiting Scholar
Fellowship. The three-month fellowship will be based at a CEGA-network
campus (University of California or Stanford), and can be spent auditing
courses, presenting recent work, attending seminars, developing
curricula, and designing collaborative research projects. Upon
completing the fellowship, the candidate is expected to return to a
university or research institute in East Africa and assume a leading
role in the global effort on impact evaluation for economic development.
Applications are due 18 JUNE 2012; admission is rolling.
Click here for the application. Other grants are available too!