Why do some behaviours change more easily than others? : Water-use behaviour interventions in rural Nepal

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies en
dc.contributor.author Haapala, Juho
dc.contributor.author White, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-21T14:13:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-21T14:13:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10
dc.identifier.citation Haapala , J & White , P 2015 , ' Why do some behaviours change more easily than others? Water-use behaviour interventions in rural Nepal ' , Waterlines , vol. 34 , no. 4 , pp. 347-364 . https://doi.org/10.3362/1756-3488.2015.031 en
dc.identifier.issn 0262-8104
dc.identifier.other PURE: 68365868
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 0932c881-b85b-4284-a212-6f1d42f08888
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84946411115
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/168010
dc.description.abstract Water-sector development is inevitably based on changes in people’s behaviour. We analyse why some types of domestic water-use behaviours change more easily than others. Our case study is a water supply and sanitation intervention in remote and rural Nepal. We found that collective opportunities, degree of individual freedom, and individual incentives influenced the ease of the promoted behaviour changes. The enhanced individual opportunities, incentives, and collective tolerance enabled behaviour changes that were regarded as beneficial by the people themselves, whereas the existing social traditions in our case-study context often restricted those changes. Often, the individual agency and the collective traditions confronted one another. We suggest that this study can provide a design for predicting possible opportunities and challenges regarding behaviour changes in field operations, and for enhancing joint operation of individual and collective capabilities at local levels in the development intervention context en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Waterlines
dc.rights en
dc.subject 5203 Global Development Studies en
dc.subject behaviour change en
dc.subject capability approach en
dc.subject capabilities en
dc.subject gender equality en
dc.subject Nepal en
dc.subject water-use intervention en
dc.title Why do some behaviours change more easily than others? : Water-use behaviour interventions in rural Nepal en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3362/1756-3488.2015.031
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