Network Analysis of Actors Affecting Rural Water Service Delivery In Kamuli District, Uganda

Nairuba Margrete partakes in a network mapping exercise in Ndalike Parish, Namwendwa Sub-county, Uganda. Photo Credit: Duncan McNicholl, Whave

As part of the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS), Whave Solutions Ltd. undertook a network analysis of the actors involved in rural water service delivery in Kamuli District, Uganda in April 2018. This study set out to understand the structure of the network of actors involved in water service delivery; to identify the factors that influence services and how they relate to specific actors; and to contribute to the understanding of how to study, analyze, and strategically act to influence water service delivery systems. This report captures the issues the actors perceive as affecting the sustainability of rural water services in Kamuli District. This nuanced understanding of actor interactions can be used to strategically influence how the network evolves to better support the establishment of a viable preventive maintenance model.