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Channels for Change: Private Water and the Urban Poor

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Matthews, Peter
dc.contributor.author Ryan-Collins, Lily
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T14:22:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T14:22:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6128
dc.description.abstract "For the rapidly urbanising developing world, safe and affordable water is key to health and livelihoods, as well as meeting the Millennium Development Goals. But providing it demands innovative models. Where the context allows and the approach is appropriate, private sector involvement can generate win-win outcomes. Poor people can gain access to high-quality, affordable services, and companies can gain access to new and profitable business opportunities. Two examples of innovative ‘private’ water suppliers are the Manila Water Company’s Water for the Poor Communities (TPSB) programme, and the Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) partnership. Both have a multisector approach to service expansion and provision, including partnerships with local authorities; strong community involvement in selecting, designing and operating options; appropriate service levels to reduce costs; and a flexible range of services. Many elements of these models are also replicable." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IIED Briefing en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.title Channels for Change: Private Water and the Urban Poor en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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