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[PDF] full report: "In the Public Interest - Health, Education, and Water and Sanitation for All"

Author: Oxfam, Published on: 1 September 2006

[scroll to pg. 59 for Chapter 4: "Rich country governments: pushing for private provision, and breaking aid promises"]...instead of using their influence to revitalise public services, rich country governments too often push private sector solutions to public service failures, despite the evidence that this does not work...This chapter briefly reviews the evidence on private provision, and explores the role of rich country governments, the World Bank, and the IMF. [refers to Biwater, Suez, Edison, Bechtel]

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Related companies: Bechtel Biwater Edison (Italy) Suez