PPIAF - Gridlines article - Helping a new breed of private water operators access infrastructure finance

Region
Africa
Country
Kenya
Keywords
Water
Public Private Partnership
PPP

In Kenya, the government has made a determined effort to partner with small-scale water providers. It has already put into place a basic legal and regulatory framework to support this effort. Donor organizations have joined in, developing, funding, and managing innovative pilot programs to generate and test hypotheses about the best ways to support small water providers.

One such program, now being rolled out in 21 communities, brings together the government, a Kenyan microfinance institution, local community-based organizations (CBOs), and several multidonor trust funds. Managed by the World Bank, these trust funds include the Water and Sanitation Program, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).


The program has already generated important lessons for engaging small-scale providers in delivering water services to poor people.In Kenya, the government has made a determined effort to partner with small-scale  water providers. It has already put into place a basic legal and regulatory framework to support this effort.

Donor organizations have joined in, developing, funding, and managing innovative pilot programs to generate and test hypotheses about the best ways to support small water providers. One such program, now being rolled out in 21 communities, brings together the government, a Kenyan microfinance institution, local community-based organizations (CBOs), and several multidonor trust funds. Managed by the World Bank, these trust funds include the Water and Sanitation Program, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). The program has already generated important lessons for engaging small-scale providers in delivering water services to poor people.

For more information about this sector, please visit Public–Private Partnerships in Water and Sanitation.

Last Updated : Thu,2018-07-19