Last Updated:
21 Feb 2020

Delivering Universal and Sustainable Water Services

Partnering With the Private Sector Author: Iain Menzies

The performance of water and sanitation utility companies varies greatly, but many are underperforming. This is due mainly to systemic issues, which can include weak governance, lack of accountability, poor management, inadequate or aging infrastructure, and insufficient funds for operations and maintenance. In many cases the public sector water and sanitation service providers seek support to overcome the challenges. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be an important option for implementing sector reform strategies and can address the key challenges to providing universal and sustainable service access.