Title: Liberalization in the Water Sector : Three Leading Models

Languages: English

Type: Document

Published: January 1, 2011

Region: Europe and Central Asia

Country: France

Sectors: Water and Sanitation

Keywords: PPP Project Cycle, Preparation, Request for proposals


Document Details:

Claude Menard, Peeroo Aleksandra


Section I comes back to the characteristics of the water sector. It describes some key features that may explain the slow pace of reform and that may also help better understanding characteristics and limits of that process. Then, a historical and global overview of the liberalization movement and the actual state of the water sector is presented.


Section II examines more specifically the main drivers towards and factors of resistance to the liberalization process in the water sector.


Section III looks at how these factors operate in three models of liberalization, illustrated with as many stylized examples from European countries .


Section IV takes stock of this examination to point out challenges of liberalization in the water sector, which have to do with guaranteeing integrity and coherence of water systems. 


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Updated: March 28, 2021