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A Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships for Urban Water Services in ACP Countries

A Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships for Urban Water Services in ACP Countries

EU water policy under the 10th European Development Fund has shifted its focus away from Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in water management in ACP countries towards Public- Public (PuP) Partnerships. PUPs are new partnerships developed between public water operators, communities, trade unions and other key groups, without profit motive and on a basis of equality. The Overseas Development Institute (Josephine Tucker and Roger Calow) and Ecologic Institute (Darla Nickel and Thomas Thaler) conducted a study for the European Parliament that provided an evaluation of the comparative advantage of different partnership approaches in water policy.

The study A Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships for Urban Water Services in ACP Countries [pdf, 980 KB, English], conducted by the Overseas Development Institute (link is external) and Ecologic Institute, provides an evaluation of different partnership approaches in water policy. It is based on a literature review of published and unpublished research (econometric analyses, case studies and review papers), and an in-depth examination of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Public-Public Partnerships (PuPs) in Ghana and South Africa.


Citation

Tucker, Josephine; Roger Calow; Darla Nickel and Thomas Thaler 2010: A Comparative Evaluation of Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships for Urban Water Services in ACP Countries. European Parliament, Brussels.

Language
English
Author(s)
Josephine Tucker (Overseas Development Institute)
Roger Calow (Overseas Development Institute)
Funding
Publisher
Year
2010
Dimension
58 pp.
Project ID
2610-01
Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1.1 PPPs and PuPs: a brief history
1.2 Defining PPPs and PuPs: a typology of partnerships
1.3 Approach of the study and structure of the report
2 PERFORMANCE OF PPPS AND PUPS: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
2.1 How have PPPs performed in Africa?
2.2 How do PuPs compare?
2.3 Barriers and enablers for successful partnerships
3 CASE STUDY: GHANA
3.1 Context
3.2 The Ghana Water/Aqua Vitens Rand Ltd PPP
3.3 The Savelugu Community PuP arrangement
3.4 Discussion and lessons
4 CASE STUDY: SOUTH AFRICA
4.1 Context
4.2 The Harrismith PuP with Rand Water
4.3 The Nelspruit / Mbombela concession
4.4 Discussion and lessons
5 CONCLUSIONS AND LESSONS
5.1 Comparing PPPs and PuPs
5.2 Broader Lessons
5.3 Past EC development support in water and sanitation: lessons for PPPs and PuPs
5.4 Final remarks
6 BIBLIOGRAPHY
6.1 Interviews conducted

Keywords
Water, water supply, public private partnerships, public public partnerships, millennium development goals, ACP Countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states),, Europe, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific