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Can water governance operate in an institutional vacuum?
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2009 (English)In: Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches - Proceedings of the International Urban Water Conference / [ed] Feyen, J; Shannon, K; Neville, M, London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009, 567-574 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the introduction process for the private sector to manage and operate the public water utility Ghana Water Company limited (GWCL) based on governance theory framework for the analysis. The analyses are integrated under two sections: analysis of the governance process and analysis of process outcomes and institutional context. The consultation process on involvement of the private sector was hostile and resulted in a ‘light’ form of private sector participation in the form of a management contract that can be considered a de facto compromise, although not deliberate, by stakeholders. The challenges in improving the water sector performance and water supply services are profound. Because of institutional constraints, the involvement of the private sector per se is not the solution to provide long-term improved water services. 

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London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009. 567-574 p.
Keyword [en]
Governance, privatisation, water utility
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80207DOI: 10.1201/9780203884102.ch71ISI: 000268662600071ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79952288623ISBN: 978-0-415-48334-6OAI: diva2:496138
International Urban Water Conference; Heverlee; 15 September 2008 through 19 September 2008
QC 20120215Available from: 2012-02-15 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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