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TitleImpact evaluation study on public-private partnership : the case of Angat Water Supply Optimization Project and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, Republic of the Philippines : final report
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMartin, R, Ozawa, K, Hashimoto, T, Ueda, K, Matous, P, Kawabata, W, De Vera, T, Abis, B, Pablo, CT
Pagination[11] p., 118 p., 74 p. append. : fig., tab.
Date Published2003-07-01
PublisherJapan Bank for International Cooperation
Place PublishedTokyo, Japan
Keywordsangat water supply optimization project (philippines), comparative analysis, efficiency, financing, funding agencies, impact assessment, low-income communities, philippines metro manila, piped distribution, regulatory authorities, sanitation, sdiasi, sdipol, social aspects, tariffs, unaccounted for water, water authorities

This study evaluates the impact the public-private partnership (PPP) in the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in Metro Manila, the Philippines. It compares the financial and service-related performance of the whole system and its parts within a five-year period before (1992-1996) and after the privatization (1997-2001). The study found a 30% increase in water coverage, increased water availability from 17 to 21 hours, and improved service to the urban poor. On the other hand, sewerage coverage remained far below promised levels and non-revenue water (NRW) levels remained above 50%. Devaluation of the local currency and operational inefficiency forced one of the concessionaires to terminate its contract. The customers were more satisfied with the private service but found water tariffs to be high. The tariffs were increased after the sudden currency devaluation. The concludes with lessons learned and recommendations on the concession agreement, regulatory framework and performance monitoring, services for the urban poor, human resources and capacity building, and the role of donors agencies.

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