1 The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University2 International Development Research Group, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University3 The Dynamics of Globalisation, Inequality and New Processes of International Interaction, Administration Department of Roskilde University, Roskilde University4 unknown
Lessons from Ghana's Urban Water Sector
The politics of public-service delivery continues to be neglected under the supposedly more context-sensitive post-Washington Consensus. Using interviews and documentary evidence from Ghana, this article provides an account of the networks of political interference and informal practices in Ghana's public water utility. It argues that, in order to understand why private-sector participation succeeds or fails and why similar arrangements have different outcomes across developing countries, we need to examine the effects of the informal institutional context, particularly the country-specific political settlement in which public-service provision operates.
Development Policy Review, 2015, Vol 33, Issue 2, p. 135-158