Financing Water in Africa
AbstractDespite repeated policy initiatives from donors and governments, the human and economic cost of continued lack of access to safe water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa remains high. This paper shows that a radical reorientation of policy is needed to achieve a significant increase in investment finance in order to raise access levels. Rather than continuing to pursue policies that have failed for the past two decades, such as bringing in the private sector and raising prices to cost recovery levels, attention needs to shift to wider aspects of domestic revenue mobilization to support public investment.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, UK in its series Working Papers with number 182.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Water; privatisation; private sector participation; PPP; cost recovery; pricing; equity; inequality;
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