Approximately one billion people lack access to safe water. Some 2.4 billion lack access to basic sanitation. WaterAid and Tearfund – in response to this human rights crisis – conducted research into whether the involvement of private international water companies in lower-income nations benefitted people living in poverty. One of the main findings of this research was the need for community-based organisations, NGOs, and civil society to become more involved in advocacy work, especially on government-led reforms involving the private sector.
This guide was produced in response to the findings in WaterAid and Tearfund's report.