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'End of ownership' models in the water and sanitation sector are generally found in places with a limited public sector and unregulated markets.

TitleThe 'end of ownership' of water and sanitation infrastructure? : background paper to the joint IRC - VIA Water event, The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 May 2016
Publication TypeLiterature Review
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSmits, S, Bouman, D, R. Horst, ter, van der Toorn, A, Dietvorst, C, Krukkert, IJ
Pagination4 p. : 1 fig.
Date Published05/2016
PublisherIRC and VIA Water
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This paper introduces the 'end of ownership' concept and provides examples of how businesses and projects apply it in the water and sanitation sector. It maps some 17 of these examples according to type of ownership and degree of complexity. The water supply models face several limitations related to investment requirements, financial risks and tariffs. In the sanitation sector the examples are largely limited to public or shared facilities. Almost all cases found were from Sub-Saharan Africa, where there was a limited public sector and unregulated markets,


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