|Title||Water services and the private sector in developing countries : comparative perceptions and discussion dynamics|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Blanc, A, Botton, S|
|Pagination||454 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.|
|Publisher||Agence Française de Développement, AFD|
|Place Published||Paris, France|
|ISSN Number||ISSN : 2110-9397|
|Keywords||developing countries, private sector, public-private partnerships (PPPs), service delivery, water rights, water supply|
A number of articles: after the General summary there are articles on Major PPP contracts with international operators (part 1), on “Grafting " models from developed countries on to local contexts (part 2) and on A new look at how private players intervene : the return of pragmatism? (part 3).
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility PPIAF’s review of the water and sanitation sector was motivated by the difficulty of funding investments that show little profit, when compared to telecommunications or electricity for instance, and by the highly sensitive political question of access to this particularly essential good (water rights; conflicts related to water management). Cultural notions, such as water is a “gift from heaven," etc., further complicate this field.
|Notes||References after each paper|