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Moving Beyond the Privatisation Debate: Different Approaches to financing Water and Electricity in Developing Countries


  • Daniel Platz


In today’s developing world the vast majority of water and electricity services are provided by public utilities. Rather than asking “who should provide the services†, the authors adopt a financing point of view and look at how access to basic utilities for all can be funded in a sustainable manner. The paper is based on a series of multi-stakeholder consultations which the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in cooperation with the UN Financing for Development Offi ce and the International Poverty Center of UNDP has organized in 2006 and 2007. [FES Occasional Paper]

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  • Daniel Platz, 2009. "Moving Beyond the Privatisation Debate: Different Approaches to financing Water and Electricity in Developing Countries," Working Papers id:1856, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1856
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    1. M. Pollitt, 2004. "Electricity reform in Chile. Lessons for developing countries," Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Intersentia, vol. 5(3), pages 221-263, September.
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    water services; electricity; public provision of water; power distribution; public utilitite; public-private participation; Economics; Sociology;

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