Private Operation in the Rural Water Supply in Central Tanzania: Quick Fixes and Slow Transitions

  • Moon S
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Abstract

This paper is designed to assess the role of private sector participation in developing and sustaining rural water schemes. The data used is from the Geodata 3 Survey (corrected 9/6/2006) performed in 2004-6 in the regions of Tabora, Dodoma, Singida and Kiteto District, Manyara region. To determine whether private firms deliver a better service this paper will pose three key questions: 1. Is there a correlation between private management schemes and improved outputs (functionality rate, water quantity/quality) at the total population level or at regional and district levels; 2. What are private management schemes doing that other schemes are not – are there fundamental hardware or service differences; 3. Can a pattern of causation between better service and the private sector be established and if so what are the implications.

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