Improving the institutional performance of watershed development programs in Andhra Pradesh.
The aim of this project is to enhance livelihoods in rain-fed areas of the Indian Central Plateau, particularly Andhra Pradesh, by improving the institutional performance of watershed development programs. Researchers will map and evaluate the policy and institutional relationships involved in the design and implementation of the watershed development programs in Andhra Pradesh. Using new institutional economics and other approaches, researchers will develop and suggest new institutional arrangements for improving land and water resources management. The research outputs will provide a vehicle for capacity building within various Indian agencies and help improve institutional design for watershed development and other resource management activities.