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Title: How small water enterprises can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals: evidence from Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Khartoum and Accra
Authors: McGranahan, Gordon
Njiru, Cyrus
Albu, Mike
Smith, Michael D.
Mitlin, D.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: MCGRANAHAN, G. ... et al, 2006. How small water enterprises can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals: evidence from Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Khartoum and Accra. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.
Abstract: For centuries, Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) have supplied a large share of the water market in the urban centres of most low-income countries. Such SWEs have proved themselves economically viable, and often operate in competitive conditions. They extend water services to informal settlements that have little prospect of being supplied with piped water from the local utility. Unfortunately, they attract comparatively little investment, and even less support from governments. The incremental but critically important improvements they can provide tend to be overlooked by governments and international agencies. In international statistics any household that gets its water from vendors is defined as lacking access to improved water supplies.
Description: This book was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.
Sponsor: This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12703
Publisher Link: https://wedc-knowledge.lboro.ac.uk/details.html?id=16926
ISBN: 9781843800910
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