Many countries have sought the involvement of the private sector to upgrade and develop their water and sanitation infrastructure and improve the efficiency of water systems. This book provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more effectively the capacities of all stakeholders.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Introduction -An evolving environment -Why a checklist for public action? Chapter 1. Definitions, Trends and Concepts -The private actors -Modalities of participation and risk sharing -Providing a sound regulatory framework Chapter 2. Checklist for Public Action in the Water Sector -Deciding on public or private provision of infrastructure services -Enhancing the enabling institutional environment -Goals, strategies and capacities at all levels -Making the public-private co-operation work -Encouraging responsible business conduct Chapter 3. Water at a Glance -Water availability and access -Operational performance of the water sector: a contrasted picture -Future investment needs -Private sector participation: a recent history -Institutional and regulatory frameworks References and Websites Annex Advisors and Special Experts