The Transfer of Governance Technology: Colbeck Water Users’ Association (WUA)

The problem/ Purpose 

  1.  To determine whether social capital as it relates to trust influences the successful transfer of participatory and transparent governance technologies in the Colbeck Water Users Association in Old Harbour, Jamaica.
  2.  To determine whether greater success in the transfer of governance technology is related to stronger surrounding economy, and greater access to outside resources.

The results demonstrate that social capital, as it relates to generalized trust, through its positive statistical relationship with governance in the form of accountability, has lead to some degree of success in the transfer of governance technologies.

Access to External Resources has also influenced the successful transfer of governance technologies (as it relates to participatory awareness) in the development of the Colbeck Water User Associations