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Institutionalizing the informal: irrigation and government intervention in Bali

Lorenzen, Stephan; Lorenzen, Rachel P.


Although there is greater acceptance that farmers can manage their irrigation systems efficiently, many irrigation experts believe that a shift from informal to more formal management strategies will lead to even better water-flow management. This article examines a case in Bali where attempts to introduce formal institutions lead to confusion within the farming community. We concluded that irrigation improvement projects need to engage with the local context and encourage a minimum of formal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Development 51 (2008): 77-82
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.development.1100441


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