Domestic Private Sector Participation (DPSP)

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Globally, 748 million people do not have access to improved drinking water sources and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. To improve access to improved water and sanitation, developing country governments are increasingly looking to the domestic private sector because the public sector alone lacks the resources and capacity to provide universal access to water and sanitation.  Our interest in the domestic private sector is because the people outside from public service coverage turn to self-supply or alternative sources.  For these people, the entities assisting them are local private sector.  These domestic private sector actors play an important role in providing  wider and more cost-effective access, particularly to the poorest in in peri-urban, small towns, and rural areas.  WSP’s DPSP  works to better understand and further assist the domestic private sector participants to maximize the impact of their involvement.

To stimulate domestic private sector participation, the Water and Sanitation Program:

 

Infographic: Expanding Access to Water to the Poor Through the Domestic Private Sector       Infographic: Expanding Access to Sanitation to the Poor Through the Domestic Private Sector
     

Feature Story: In Bangladesh, Sanitation Marketing Helps Make Toilets More Available and Affordable

Book: Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor

Flyer Edition: Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor (PDF)

Flyer Edition: Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water for the Poor (PDF)

Press Release: Study Reveals Large, Untapped Potential for Water and Sanitation Services for the World's Poor

Feature Story: Study Reveals Large, Untapped Potential for Water and Sanitation Services for the World's Poor

The Water Blog: Five Myths about the Business of Sanitation