This toolkit assists developing country governments that are interested in using private firms to help expand access to safe water and sanitation services at reasonable cost. It also aims to assist in the design of arrangements that maximize the benefits for their countries, provinces, or municipalities.
As the impact of climate change on food production shapes a new set of demands worldwide, there is a need to look at how water resources and irrigation can be optimized to meet the requirements of future generations. This handbook explores one possible route: the use of PPPs. PPPs have the potential to facilitate an expanded role for the private sector in irrigation, mobilize expertise in the sector, and ensure medium- to long- term sustainability. This handbook compiles some of the most useful international experiences in irrigation PPPs while offering suggestions to practitioners on strategies and approaches to better harness public and private resources.
This toolkit is a resource designed to assist practitioners working on the next generation of private sector participation (PSP) contracts for smaller water projects. Building on a review of PSP contracts developed in over 14 countries (as well as recent survey data) the toolkit provides actionable guidance on how best to structure contract and bidding documents.