This report offers a review of about twelve projects in the water sector, implemented either successfully or unsuccessfully over the last decade in various regions of the world.
|Promoting sustainability in South Africa : broadening our options : paper presented at STRAP workshop, 12 April 1999
|Year of Publication
|Breslin, ED, Netshiswinzh, B
|34 p. : boxes
|Braamfontein, South Africa
|evaluation, financing, health aspects, maintenance, monitoring, operation, participatory methods, policies, safe water supply, sanitation, sdiafr, sdiman, south africa, sustainability
This report offers a review of about twelve projects in the water sector, implemented either successfully or unsuccessfully over the last decade in various regions of the world. Based on these lessons learned from past experiences a list of criteria for successful implementation of Public-Private-Partnerships were identified: strong commitment to the partnership; realistic risk allocation; honouring commitments in the long run; developing an appropriate legal and regulatory framework; acknowledging the need for tariff flexibility; and adapting project investments to the population's needs and resources. These criteria are divided into three major categories: setting the basis for a sustainable partnership; engaging in a long-term; and taking into account the local context. Finally, the report gives recommendations to contribute to the replication of the most successful innovations and proposes new financial mechanisms to support the development of Public-Private-Partnerships where existing experience does not provide appropriate answers to the underlying challenges.