This product may not be available anymore.
for similar products.
CAIRO BOOKS's Description
More than 1 billion people around the world live without access to safe,
potable water, in part because of poor governance and corruption. Illegal
connections and substantial losses caused by deferred maintenance have eroded
the revenues of water utilities, leading to a downward spiral in performance.
Embezzlement of funds, bribes for access to illegal water connections,
manipulation of meter counters, and collusion in public contracts add to the
litany of corrupt practices. 'Improving Transparency, Integrity, and
Accountability in Water Supply and Sanitation' is a useful tool for diagnosing,
analyzing, and remedying systemic corruption in the water supply and sanitation
sectors. It will serve as a practical guide for governments; utility
regulators, managers, and staff; civil society organizations; contractors; and
citizens in their quest for a model of service provision that responds to the
pressing needs of people in the developing world. The book aims to increase the
involvement of civil society by engaging all stakeholders in setting priorities
and monitoring performance; help water and sanitation delivery contribute to
poverty reduction by increasing the service quality and coverage provided by
service delivery organizations to poorer communities on an equitable basis;
provide a tool that promotes the financial sustainability of service delivery
organizations, thus building stakeholders' confidence in those institutions'
ability to expand and improve service; and raise ethical standards among all
stakeholders, especially service delivery organizations, thereby instilling a
sense of public service in these organizations.