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Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities

Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2011
  • This report reviews the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda, focusing on Private Operators (POs) in small towns. The report is organized as follows: Section 2 provides an overview of the methodological framework. Section 3 examines the output-based aid (OBA) project in Kampala, which is managed by the national utility. Section 4 presents an overview of the development of the system of water services delivery in small towns, and provides a background to the introduction of OBA in small towns and Rural Growth Centres (RGCs). Section 5 presents the bulk of the research findings on the OBA project implemented in Uganda"s small towns, and reviews the outcomes from the OBA pilot projects in relation to their official targets and objectives. Section 6 considers regulatory issues. Section 7 reviews the policy implications of the findings, and Section 8 concludes.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Uganda, Kampala
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Small-scale providers, Urban areas, Water governance, Water operators, Water services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: International organizations, Local governments, Private sector, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Assessment, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Recommendations, Research study
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Published in 2015