A means to an end: Studying the existing environment for private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector

Rashid B. Al-Hmoud, Jeffrey Edwards

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Abstract

Given that the degree of success of private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector is such a hotly debated topic, there is a need to empirically study the environment within which private investment currently exists. Using Logit estimation, and investigating 29 political, economic and demographic variables from 39 developing countries, it was found that neither the political nor demographic environments play a role in explaining the existence of private sector participation. However, the empirical estimates show that many economic variables do play a significant role. Furthermore, it is hypothesized that much of the determination of reaching financial closure with the private sector is due to proprietary conditions between the private sector and the governments involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-522
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

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