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Social Policy, Regulation and Private Sector Involvement in Water Supply - Addressing Issues of Equity, Access and Affordability (Draft)
This research project intends to investigate how the private sector involvement in water supply deals with poverty issues in terms of access, equity and affordability. It will explore the various social policies and regulation that are intended to help the poor. This research will also investigate the nature of regulatory mechanisms in place and their results. For issues of access and affordability, household data from selected countries and cities as case studies will be used for this investigation. The data (disaggregated in income groups and household expenditure) will also be used in a cross sectional analysis. This paper sets out the context in which this research project will be carried out. It also defines the scope of the research, and develops a methodology needed to undertake this research.