A specialized AySA team is removing an old valve in Rivadavia y Libertad, Barrio de congreso, Buenos Aires, August 2012 © AySA
Water remunicipalisation works!

After the failures of privatization, municipalities worldwide are taking back public control of their water systems and democratizing services

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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan convention calls for universalisation of health care for all © RajeevChaudhury, 2012
Questioning corporatization

Researchers, activists and practitioners are asking whether public services can run on private sector principles. Is ‘new public management’ a trap?

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The universal health coverage agenda opens the door for privatization of public health systems. There are alternatives!

From private coverage to public care
We believe re-imagining public health care is the only way forward in building truly universal health outcomes.

What's New

February 3, 2015
International seminar: Public enterprises and development. The event will allow in-depth discussion and exchange on national, regional and international experiences with public management of water, electricity, telecoms and infrastructure.
January 15, 2015
Call for papers: Poverty, Water & Development in the South. Jan. 20 is the deadline to submit for the international workshop organized in Brazil by CROP, the Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, the Nile Basin Research Programme and UiB.
November 12, 2014
MSP Co-Director interviewed on remunicipalisation trend. Read in The Guardian: "Hamburg at forefront of global drive to reverse privatisation of city services"

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October 27, 2014
Sancocho: Defending traditional water systems in Colombia. In the face of systematic dispossession, everything seems to prevent workers and communities from uniting in the global struggle for better public services: organizational culture, geographical distance, class politics. Yet last month in Antioquia, Colombia we saw the most heterogeneous group come together as one to find practical solutions to preserve ‘public’, community ownership of water.
June 30, 2014
Philippines’ public water systems in the face of disasters and climate change. Public water systems, including community-based water systems, were back in operation immediately after the typhoon to re-establish basic services, repair damages to facilities and reconnect people to potable water supply. Beyond these immediate needs, reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts toward building better public water systems (including community-based ones) are now focusing on climate resiliency.
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