Title: PPIAF Gridlines - Partnering for Water in the Cote d'Ivoire(lessons from 50 years of successful operation)

Languages: English

Type: Document

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sectors: Water and Sanitation

Keywords: Water supply and sewerage system


Document Summary:

The public-private partnership (PPP) for the national water utility of Côte d’Ivoire is the oldest and largest water PPP in the developing world. In place since 1960 and today serving more than 7 million people, this PPP has provided quality service for decades and made remarkable progress in expanding access in the 1990s. It even proved resilient to civil strife and the de facto partition of the country in 2002.

Document Details:

This African success story shows that a pragmatic partnership between a committed government and an efficient private operator can produce  tangible and sustained benefits for the population.

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

Updated: April 26, 2021