Reforming Without Resourcing: The Case of the Urban Water Supply in Zambia

Author: Hulya Dagdeviren ,Simon A. Robertson
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:Public water supply systems have increasingly been subject to commercialisation or corporatisation in the developing world. This method is sometimes used as a surrogate for privatisation in circumstances where existing systems of provision are unattractive for multinational water companies. By reforming the public sector in the image of independent and self-sufficient private enterprises, the chief aim of commercialisation is to improve the efficiency of operations often associated with the private sector. (...)

Keywords:Urban Water Supply, Zambia
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Type/Issue:Policy Research Brief/8

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