Title: Internal delegation contracts for water in Uganda

Languages: English

Type: Document


Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Uganda

Sectors: Water and Sanitation

Keywords: Parties, Sector, Private Sector, Sub-national, Municipal, Local inclusion

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Uganda’s national water utility has become known for its successful turnaround under public management. Less well known is that this success owes much
to the introduction of private-sector-like practices to motivate employees. Following a mixed experience with two short-term management contracts in Kampala, the utility’s management introduced an innovative concept of internal delegation, inspired by public-private partnership contracts. Local managers establish private partnerships to operate systems under contract with the utility, with part of their pay depending on performance. The experience offers interesting lessons for those involved in reforming urban water utilities in developing countries.

Tracking Number: InternalDelegationContractsWaterUganda_2010_EN


Updated: March 28, 2021