Last Updated:
21 Feb 2020

Governments Don't Have to Go it Alone

Leveraging Public Funds to Attract Commercial Finance for Improved Water Services

This brief highlights the roles that governments can play and the mechanisms they can use to attract commercial finance into the water sector. This note also illustrates successful cases where water service providers have accessed commercial financing to expand coverage, often to serve poor areas. The brief summarizes the common constraints to commercial finance in the water sector and offers several financial structuring and risk mitigation strategies to overcome these constraints.