Public Services International has sponsored this research because the issue of finance is so crucial to the establishment and delivery of quality public services. This is true for water, for healthcare, for education, justice, roads, and the myriad other public services that many of us, including corporations, take for granted.
PSI advocates more systematic support to institutions and communities that are responsible for delivery of water services, especially for the poor. These are typically municipal water authorities and rural cooperatives. This report is critical of the current approaches for financing water services and offers a new way forward.