This blog post, for the ARIGA Catalyst Project, was originally published as part of the ‘Talking Science’ and Water, Land and Ecosystems Blog .
Making better development decisions with decision analysis tools
Making decisions is difficult. Most of us spend a lot of time procrastinating about decisions in our everyday lives, struggling to weigh pros and cons and thinking through ‘what-if’ scenarios. For big decisions, like buying a car, we may do a bit of research; but most of the time, we simply follow our gut feeling as a guide. This is okay, as long as we’re right most of the time, and the potential harm from taking a bad decision is limited.
ARIGA is the Assessing Risk of Investment in Groundwater Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa project being led by the World Forestry Centre in Kenya/ICRAF:
This project aims to find a more holistic way of assessing risks around the development of groundwater resources. The Wajir pipeline project was taken as a case study to measure the value of taking such an approach.