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 It is based on a literature review of published and unpublished research (econometric analyses, case studies and review papers), and an in-depth examination of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Public-Public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.