Experience with private sector participation in Grenoble, France, and lessons on strengthening public water operations
Lobina, Emanuele and Hall, David (2007) Experience with private sector participation in Grenoble, France, and lessons on strengthening public water operations. Utilities Policy, 15 (2). pp. 93-109. ISSN 0957-1787 (doi:10.1016/j.jup.2007.01.004)Full text not available from this repository.
This article looks at the experience with water supply reform in Grenoble, France, where, starting from 1989, different forms of private sector participation were introduced until the decision was made to revert to municipal operations. Identified risks of private operations include interest-seeking practices and a distribution of resources favourable to service providers, together with the high cost for local communities of exiting unsatisfactory deals. The new municipal operator has been able to improve performance in terms of contained pricing and enhanced investment. This can be explained in relation to the strengthening of accountability networks through advanced public participation and transparency.
|Additional Information:||Paper published in special issue of Utilities Policy, Volume 15, Issue 2 (June 2007) - entitled The Watertime Project, and edited by David Hall.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||water supply, private sector participation, accountability networks|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
School of Business > Public Services International Research Unit
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2011 14:04|
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