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Paying for water and sanitation the essential role of public finance

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  • Hb Economic Theory
  • Td Environmental Technology. Sanitary Engineering
  • Hv Social Pathology. Social And Public Welfare

Abstract

Microsoft Word - 2009-03-W-finance-1 PSI-PSIRU Financing water and sanitation www.psiru.org www.world-psi.org Page 1 of 4 Public Services International (PSI ‐ www.world‐psi.org ) is a global trade union federation that represents 20 million women and men working in the public services around the world. It comprises 650 affiliated unions in 150 countries. http://waterblog.world‐psi.org/ Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU ‐ www.psiru.org) is part of the Department of International Business and Economics in the Business School at the University of Greenwich (www.gre.ac.uk). Paying forPaying forPaying forPaying for water and sanitationwater and sanitationwater and sanitationwater and sanitation the the the the esesesessentialsentialsentialsential role of public financerole of public financerole of public financerole of public finance by David Hall [email protected] and Emanuele Lobina [email protected] PSIRU, Business School, University of Greenwich March 2009 1. THE CRISIS .......................................................................................................................................................... 1 2. PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT: THE FAILED EXPERIMENT.................................................................................. 1 3. IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC FINANCE ..................................................................................................................... 2 4. TAXES ................................................................................................................................................................. 2 5. AFFORDABILITY .................................................................................................................................................. 2 6. BORROWING AND BONDS ......................................................................

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