This summary, the first of twenty in the Regulating Public and Private Partnerships for the Poor research series, gives an overview of the economic regulators in the world of water and reports on their declared goals relative to social equity, that is service to the poor. The research has been undertaken in the context of the decline and perhaps demise of the PPPs—the Public Private Partnerships. The summary therefore concludes by considering the role of economic regulation in the context of public water provision which is in even greater need of sustainable revenues to finance the delivery of improved services.
Center for Water Science, Cranfield University, UK, 8 pp.
Regulating PPPs for the poor.