Last Updated:
26 Jun 2019

Expanding Water and Sanitation Services to Low-Income Households: The Case of the La Paz-El Alto Concession

Author: Kristin Komives and Penelope J. Brook
Bolivia 's first major contract for private participation in the water sector was implemented in 1997. This was a twenty-five-year concession for the neighboring cities of La Paz and El Alto. To date the La Paz-El Alto concessionaire has met its service expansion obligations. But certain features of the contract could make it unnecessarily difficult to achieve the broad objective of universal service--as well as unnecessarily painful for some households. This Note explains why



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