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Community participation in urban water services

Benefits of private sector engagement with local communities when providing urban water services in developing countries

2001

A member of the local community gathering water from a community water tap in the Gisagara district of Rwanda, where Tearfund are working with partner African Evangelistic Enterprise. Photo: Chris Hoskins/Tearfund

A member of the local community gathering water from a community water tap in the Gisagara district of Rwanda, where Tearfund are working with partner African Evangelistic Enterprise. Photo: Chris Hoskins/Tearfund

This report builds the case for community participation in the operations of the international private water sector, by considering the value of participatory approaches throughout the project cycle.

Intended for those involved in the water industry, it aims to influence the development of pro-poor best practice in the international water business.

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