Unintended consequences of development interventions: a case of diarrhoeal diseases, Ruhiira, Uganda
The present article conducts a cross-sectoral analysis of development interventions in order to identify unintended consequences resulting in increased risk of acquisition of diarrhoeal diseases. Data were gathered using qualitative methods in relevant sectors (health, education, and infrastructure) in a Millennium Village Project in Ruhiira, Uganda. The article shows that while interventions may be successful in relation to specified goals, in many cases they simultaneously introduce unpredicted and unintended consequences that increase the risk of acquisition of diarrhoeal diseases. This can affect the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project, and subsequently hamper its long-term sustainability.
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