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An examination of the politics of privatization of water and sanitation services in Africa, Europe, and Latin America (1990-2004). Comparative analyses

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Esteban CastroORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


This Working Paper presents the 6 Cross-Comparative Reports that provide an analysis of key findings of the different case studies of the PRINWASS Project. The original reports were written in 2004, and therefore sometimes contains reference that may be outdated. We decided to keep the original texts, and only edited them to adapt the formatting, to make some corrections, update some references or add clarifications. We hope that the readers will find this material useful and that it can contribute to the work of our researchers, students, activists, and others in their activities to understand better the internal workings and the huge impacts of water privatization processes. These policies are not only very much alive, but are also experiencing a worldwide revival. Therefore, we believe that the findings and lessons that emerged from the PRINWASS Project deserve this publication effort.

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Author(s): Castro JE

Publication type: Working Paper

Publication status: Published

Journal: WATERLAT-GOBACIT Working Papers

Year: 2016

Pages: 1-363

Publisher: WATERLAT-GOBACIT Research Network


DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16227.76320