|Kirkpatrick, Colin; Parker, David.|
|Trade liberalisation of environmental services under the current WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) has been widely advocated as a means of increasing private sector participation in the water sector in developing countries. The liberalisation of water services in lower income countries is expected to promote more efficient operation, increase investment and improve service coverage. At the same time, these proposals have been widely criticised, and there has been growing resistance to the liberalisation of water services. This study reviews the evidence on the impact of private sector involvement in the provision of water services in developing countries. A number of reasons why water privatisation may prove problematic in lower-income...|
|Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper
||Palavras-chave: Water services; GATS; Developing countries; Privatisation.; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.