IWMI Research Report – 76

Small Dams and Social Capital in Yemen: How Assistance Strategies Affect Local Investment and Institutions.


Vermillion, Douglas Lynn; Al-Shaybani, S. 2004. Small dams and social capital in Yemen: how assistance strategies affect local investment and institutions. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) v, 28p. (IWMI Research Report 76) [doi: 10.3910/2009.178]



This report examines the development of eight small dam projects in the mountainous province of Al-Mahweet in north-central Yemen. The report also investigates how external assistance affects incentives for local people to invest in dam development and water delivery systems and also to create rules, property rights and institutional arrangements to manage the dam and water.


ISBN 92-9090-537-9

ISSN 1026-0862