Tadzkia Nurshafira (2019)

The management of the water supply has long been a state concern in Indonesia due to water stress in many areas and poor governance. Tadzkia Nurshafira and Husna Yuni Wulansari of Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta argue that private-sector participation is helping alleviate the country’s water crisis in localities that have adopted a flexible approach to the principle that water is a public good. They argue that the involvement of the private sector may be necessary so long as it is not self-regulated and does not impede existing diverse models of water delivery or run counter to socio-political realities on the ground.

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