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Mid-term Review of The Regional Water Demand Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa (WaDImena)

The Regional Water Demand Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa (WaDImena) is a five-year project coordinated by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project aims to facilitate the adoption and implementation of water demand management strategies, policies and tools in countries of the Middle East and North Africa. It has now reached the mid-term of its implementation.

The purpose of this Mid-Term Review (MTR) was to assess the project’s progress to date and to suggest ways forward to strengthen the project during its remaining lifespan.

The MTR was carried out by a team led by the Overseas Development Institute comprising Katharina Welle, Nighisty Ghezae and Ramzi Naaman. The team employed a logframe approach to assess the project. During field visits, the MTR team used a participatory approach (force-field analysis and feed back meetings with research teams). Policy influence was assessed using Lindquist’s (2001) typology. The information in this report is based on an extensive literature review, field visits to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon and telephone interviews with key stakeholders.

Nighisty Ghezae and Ramzi Naaman