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Social Policies and Private Sector Participation in Water Supply
Beyond Regulation
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
01 Apr 2008
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Private sector participation in the water industry is an emotional and controversial topic. During the 1990s, policy makers were made to believe that the private sector, along with appropriate regulation, would bring additional investment, increase efficiency and expand coverage, hence solving problems of the lethargic public utilities. Yet regulation is at the infant stages in developing countries, and the results are far from desirable: over 1.1 billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water.
This book demonstrates that when reforming the water sector, policy makers should put in place appropriate social policies in order to mitigate the negative impact of such reform. It does so through an in-depth analysis of the current issues from a historical perspective. It then uses a variety of country studies (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Great Britain, France, Hungary, and Malaysia) to demonstrate how social policies are vital in increasing affordable access to water supply.
This book will be of interest to policy makers, government advisors/consultants, donors, development professionals and scholars, as well as businesses and NGOs.


Description

Private sector participation in the water industry is an emotional and controversial topic. During the 1990s, policy makers were made to believe that the private sector, along with appropriate regulation, would bring additional investment, increase efficiency and expand coverage, hence solving problems of the lethargic public utilities. Yet regulation is at the infant stages in developing countries, and the results are far from desirable: over 1.1 billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water.
This book demonstrates that when reforming the water sector, policy makers should put in place appropriate social policies in order to mitigate the negative impact of such reform. It does so through an in-depth analysis of the current issues from a historical perspective. It then uses a variety of country studies (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Great Britain, France, Hungary, and Malaysia) to demonstrate how social policies are vital in increasing affordable access to water supply.
This book will be of interest to policy makers, government advisors/consultants, donors, development professionals and scholars, as well as businesses and NGOs.


Contents

Foreword; T.Mkandawire
Overview - Social Policies and Private Sector Participation in Water Supply; N.Prasad
France; A.Reynaud
Great Britain - England, Wales and Scotland; J.W.Sawkins& V.A.Dickie
Colombia; A.Gómez-Lobo& M.Meléndez
Brazil; A.R.de Oliveira
Malaysia; C.Lee
Hungary; Z.Boda, G.Scheiring, E.Lobina& D.Hall
Burkina Faso; I.Kouanda& M.Moudassir


Authors

NAREN PRASAD is Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland.