The EU and WTO /GATS negotiations on water services liberalisation
This report presents the results of a research study on the key
relationships between the European Union's development policies, under
the EU's Water Initiative, to provide equitable access of water
services for the poor, and the EU's position to promote foreign private
sector participation in the provision of water services in developing
countries in the context of the GATS. This report then considers whether
the 'protrade' and 'pro-development' objectives of EU policy in
relation to the water sector are consistent and coherent.
The background and objectives of the commissioned study, research methodology, and research findings are presented.
Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd, London, UK, 2 pp.