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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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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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

March 3, 2014
Call for Papers. WAGADU: Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies is preparing a special issue on Women, Gender and Government Outsourcing in Comparative Perspectives. Send abstracts by June 1, 2014.
February 13, 2014
Last chance to register. We have an exciting lineup of 50+ speakers from 20+ countries for our Cape Town Conference on progressive public services. Registration for those who would like to take part in the full program as observers is now open.
January 3, 2014
In the media. Read our Guardian op-ed on the need to defend public water at the UN and an El Pais in-depth article on the potential for remunicipalisation in Spain.

Latest Blog Post

March 10, 2014
Bogota's mayor trashed for remunicipalizing waste. Gustavo Petro could be banned from politics for 15 years for trying to bring waste management back into the public sector. But reverting to privatization is bad policy for three reasons: it results in drops in recycling rate; it increases poverty among waste pickers; and it raises costs.
January 6, 2014
Public Water, Stormy Seas. GWOPA is a small, pro-public ship on a rough, pro-private ocean, but it is an important institution that has the potential to create meaningful networks, conduct critical research, and build links between governments, unions and communities.
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