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TitleWater privatisation in Africa : lessons from three case studies
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBayliss, K
Pagination12 p. : 1 tab.
Date Published2001-05-01
PublisherPublic Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordscase studies, guinea, institutional framework, ivory coast, sdiafr, sdipol, senegal, socioeconomic impact, urban areas, water supply

After cataloguing the main water privatizations in Africa, this paper reviews case study experiences from Guinea, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). It examines the reasons for privatization, the institutional set up, results and problems encountered. The paper concludes that privatization has mainly benefited the private companies through improved revenue collection while the poor are most likely to lose out through high prices and disconnections.

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