Water development in the drylands of the Horn
Reckless water development is one of the main constraints to resilience in the drylands of the Horn of Africa. The 11-page document Water development in the drylands in the Horn of Africa (2011) issued by FAO and REGLAP (Regional Learning & Advocacy Programme for Vulnerable Dryland Communities) outlines important basic principles in financing and developing the provision of water services in pastoral areas. It starts to bring together what stakeholders regard as “good practice” in both normal and emergency times and aims to initiate self-reflection on water development interventions. The second part of the document reviews the water development policies of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda and identifies specific policy issues that need to be addressed.