ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Thinking Backwards

World Bank's Urban Water Report on India

The latest World Bank report on reform in India's urban water sector focuses on institutional and fi nancial arrangements between urban local bodies, water service providers and the customer. Like earlier reports, this too starts with a purely banking objective and works backwards to come up with policy advice. It fails to assimilate the technological boundaries of the sector, ignores strengthening of governance, building institutional capacity in research and training, and developing collaborations between governance and knowledge institutions.

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