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Public-private partnerships for water in Asia: a review of two decades of experience

This article reviews the development of public–private partnerships (PPP) in water services in Asia over the last two decades and situates the Asian experience within the wider global context. Through a comparative analysis of PPP data from two different sources, the article highlights the critical issue of how ‘private’ is defined in understanding the extent of PPP in Asia, due to the important role played by enterprises under mixed public and private ownership. The article identifies cyclical patterns of development of PPP in the water sector across countries and the use of hybrid contractual and institutional arrangements for PPPs.

Author Last NamesJensen
Journal NameInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Year of Publication2016
Keywordswater, public-private partnerships, water utilities, Asia, economic regulation

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