Title: Public private partnerships and the poor - Case Study - Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experiences with water provision in four low-income barrios in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Languages: English

Type: Document


Region: Latin America and Caribbean

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sectors: Water and Sanitation

Topics: Pro-poor

Keywords: Contractual Provisions, Contract, Privatization

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Document Summary:

A case study of four barrios (neighborhoods) in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the initial water concession from the local government to Aguas de Argentina -the private utility- did not provide enough coverage and was leaving the poor out from the area of service. However, water access and sanitation services improved significantly for citizens including the urban poor in an informal settlement.


Document Details:

The improvement was an outcome of renegotiating contractual terms and the strong participation of the community, the government, and the private utility.


Updated: March 31, 2021