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27 May 2003

Stop Privatizing Water, NGOs Tell Developed Countries

Author: Jim Lobe, OneWorld.net

More than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world have issued an "Evian Water Challenge" to leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) major industrial nations that will meet next week in Evian, France, demanding that they stop...

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1 June 2003

Water, Land, and Labour: The Impacts of Forced Privatization in Vulnerable Communities

Author: Halifax Initiative Coalition & Social Justice Committee

The World Bank and the IMF have used their considerable power to force countries to privatize natural and public resources. This report documents some of the impacts, ranging from reduced access to essential services, loss of jobs and increased...

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1 October 2003

Rich countries should stop funding water privatisation by World Bank, urge over 100 NGOs worldwide

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1 October 2003

[PDF] Are the debates on water privatization missing the point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Author: Jessica Budds, doctoral candidate in Geography & Environment at Univ. of Oxford, & Gordon McGranahan, director of Human Settlements Programme, Intl. Institute for Environment & Development, in Environment & Urbanization journal

This paper has two principal aims: first, to unravel some of the arguments mobilized in the controversial privatization debate, and second, to review the scale and nature of private sector provision of water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin...

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1 November 2003

Socio-economic rights and privatisation of basic services in South Africa: A theoretical framework

Author: Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, researcher in the Socio-Economic Rights Project, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, in ESR Review

This article explores the implications of human rights, especially socio-economic rights, for privatisation of basic services in the South African context. [refers to Bi-Water, SAUR, Water and Sanitation Services of South Africa (part of Suez), Eskom]

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1 February 2005

Public-private partnerships 'have failed Africa's poor', especially in water & electricity provision

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1 February 2005

Veolia Environnement: A corporate profile - A special report by Public Citizen's Water for All program

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1 February 2005

Working Together: Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Africa

Author: Peter Farlam, South African Institute of International Affairs

...the record of PPPs [public-private partnerships] in Africa over the last 15 years is mixed, the process is complex, and governments should not expect PPPs to be a ‘magic bullet’... The involvement of the private sector in providing water, sanitation...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Veolia Environnement: A corporate profile - A special report by Public Citizen's Water for All program

Author: Public Citizen

Despite Veolia's global track record of corruption, broken promises, environmental degradation, price-gouging, obfuscation, misdirection and secrecy, the world's largest water company continues to enjoy substantial support within powerful pockets of...

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9 February 2005

Public-Private Partnerships 'Have Failed Africa's Poor'

Author: Khulu Phasiwe, Business Day [So. Africa]

Public-private partnerships in Africa...have generally failed to provide much-needed water and electricity, a new study shows...The report, released yesterday, acknowledged successes achieved...in sectors such as telecommunications, transport, ports...

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