"Stop Water Privatisation - Alternatives to the PPIAF"
Civil society forum
The Hague, 22 & 23 May
The Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a little known World Bank agency that funds consultants to advise poor country governments on how to privatise key sectors such as water, energy and telecommunications. It is funded by 15 donors, including the UK government, the World Bank and the Dutch government.
Every year, these donors get together to review and plan PPIAF’s work. This year’s meeting is being hosted by the Dutch government and held in The Hague on 23-24 May. A dangerous proposal will be on the table to give this controversial, problematic facility a stronger role in shaping World Bank policy for the public water sector in developing countries.
To register, contact: Abel Esteban, e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel.: 0031 206127023 .
Background documents about the PPIAF
- "Down the Drain - how aid for water sector reform could be better spent", World Development Movement and FIVAS, November 2006.
- Murky water - PPIAF, PSEEF and other examples of EU aid promoting water privatisation, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), March 2007.