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PPP with local informal providers aimed at improving water supply in the peri-urban areas of Maputo, Mozambique

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:09 by Emmanuel Chaponniere, Bernard Collignon
Water supply in Maputo is quite unique in Africa as the service is provided not only by an incumbent operator contracted by the public authorities but also by a striking number of 450 small-scale independent private operators producing water through their own boreholes. These operators are mostly concentrated in peri-urban areas and provide services ranging from standpipe to private connections reaching more than 500,000 people. In order to extend the public service to the peri-urban areas where the conventional network is not present, a multi donor’s funded project has implemented local PPP mobilizing these private operators and the national water assets management institution, FIPAG. This paper, after a brief description of the Maputo context, describes the setting up and the first monitoring results of these local PPP.



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CHAPONNIERE, E. and COLLINGNON, B., 2011. PPP with local informal providers aimed at improving water supply in the peri-urban areas of Maputo, Mozambique. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). The future of water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income countries - Innovation, adaptation and engagement in a changing world: Proceedings of the 35th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 6-8 July 2011, 10p.p.


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