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TitleExpanding water and sanitation services to low-income households : the case of the La Paz-El Alto concession
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsKomives, K, Cowen, PJBrook
Secondary TitleWorld Bank public policy for the private sector notes
Volumeno. 178
Pagination4 p.
Date Published1999-04-01
PublisherWorld Bank Finance, Private Sector, and Infrastructure Network
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsaccess to water, bolivia la paz el alto, contracts, low-income communities, private sector, safe water supply, sdiman, sewerage, water authorities

Bolivia's first major contract for private participation in the water sector was implemented in 1997. This was a twenty-five-year concession for the neighboring cities of La Paz and El Alto. To date the La Paz-El Alto concessionaire has met its service expansion obligations. But certain features of the contract could make it unnecessarily difficult to achieve the broad objective of universal service-as well as unnecessarily painful for some households. This Note explains why.

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