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Title: Utility and non-state water service provision for the urban poor
Authors: Sansom, Kevin
Bos, Annette
Keywords: Water utilities
Non-state providers
Urban poor
Water services
Water supply
Service provision
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: SANSOM, K. and BOS, A., 2008. Utility and non-state water service provision for the urban poor. International Journal of Water, 4 (3/4), pp. 290 - 303
Abstract: Inadequate water service provision to the urban poor remains a serious problem in low-income countries. Utilities lack the resources, obligations or incentives for service expansion and there may be a long delay before water utilities are in a position to extend services. Non-state water providers, including both formal and informal local private providers, as well as civil society institutions, play a large role in provision of services to the urban poor and are increasingly recognised as a potential effective means of service provision to the urban poor. Governments should seek to create a better enabling environment for utilities both to overcome disincentives in service provision to the poor and to seek more effective ways of engagement with the non-state providers.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Water [ © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJW.2008.019499
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2008.019499
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9838
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJW.2008.019499
ISSN: 1465-6620
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