The authors evaluate successes and failures of a private sector reform in the water sector in the early years of reform, they analyse the impacts of the water reform on individual welfare and perform cost-benefit analysis for the reform.
This paper answers three questions surrounding the reform of water supply services in Abidjan. What motivated reform in a system that was already performing well? How and why did the reform affect sector performance, and what additional changes might improve performance further? And what explains the relatively strong performance of Abidjan's water system?