We require a highly competent and motivated individual for the position of Water Economist. The successful candidate will be based in any of IWMI’s 12 offices in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and will report to the Leader, Water and Society Theme. A key water governance issue in many developing countries is that water continues to be considered a free good even as scarcity increases. The role of price and economic incentives as resource allocation mechanisms remains marginal in the water economies of most developing countries, as does detailed analysis of economic impacts of water policies and interventions and their political possibilities and limitations. As part of its 2009-2012 strategic plan, IWMI plans to aggressively bring debate on economic instruments for water management to the center-stage of national and regional discussions on improved water governance.

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