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Assessing Direct Economic Effects of Reallocating Irrigation Water to Alternative Uses: Concepts and an Application

This study reviews irrigation water transfers, including the involvement of the World Bank.

It discusses the problems of assessing the direct economic effects of reallocating irrigation water to alternative uses, with a focus on the foregone direct benefits in irrigated agriculture.

The paper draws conclusions with regard to future efforts in assessing reallocation effects, including calculating adequate compensation for farmers.

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