This book reports on a study that assessed the effectiveness of irrigation technologies and management practices in the Third World. Using a management model, it offers new perspectives on the evaluation of investment priorities and the benefits of irrigation projects in developing countries.
1. Introduction and Conceptual Model 2. Priorities for Irrigation Planning and Investment 3. Implementing Irrigation Projects: Operational and Institutional Problems 4. Irrigation Development Needs in India 5. Alternatives for Improving Small-Scale Irrigation Systems in Alfisol Watersheds 6. Management, Production, and Rehabilitation in South Indian Irrigation Tanks 7. Agricultural Intensification in Thailand: Complementary Role of Infrastructure and Agricultural Policy 8. The Economics of Small Tank Irrigation in Northeast Thailand 9. An Evaluation of River Pump and Tank Irrigation Systems in Northeast Thailand 10. The Asian Development Bank Approach to Research Design for Irrigation Projects 11. Private Tubewell and Canal Water Trade Pakistan Punjab Watercourses 12. Allocative Impacts of Alternative Methods of Charging for Irrigation Water in Egypt 13. Direct or Indirect Alternatives for Irrigation Investment and the Creation 14. Irrigation Policies for Future Growth in Agriculture