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Community participation in urban water services

This report shows how community participation and engagement with low-income communities is in the commercial interests of private companies involved in urban water systems in developing countries and countries in transition. Based on case studies from the water and related sectors, it discusses the implications of involving the poor in planning, construction, and operation and maintenance. It also looks into the role of business ethics (corporate social responsibility) and the broader policy and development issues related to community participation.

TitleCommunity participation in urban water services
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBatchelor, S., Scott, N.
Pagination67 p. : 19 boxes
Date Published2001-03-01
PublisherTearfund
Place PublishedTeddington, UK
Keywordscommunity participation, construction, low-income communities, maintenance, operation, planning, policies, private sector, rehabilitation, sdipar, sdipol, sdiurb, urban areas, water supply
Abstract

This report shows how community participation and engagement with low-income communities is in the commercial interests of private companies involved in urban water systems in developing countries and countries in transition. Based on case studies from the water and related sectors, it discusses the implications of involving the poor in planning, construction, and operation and maintenance. It also looks into the role of business ethics (corporate social responsibility) and the broader policy and development issues related to community participation.

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