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The experience of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Mashauri, Damas Alfred

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  "description": "<p>The article addresses the process of privatization of the Dar es Salaam Water Supply&nbsp;and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA). It provides background information about the&nbsp;situation of water and sanitation services in Dar es Salaam during the 1990s and&nbsp;discusses the decision of the Tanzanian Government to privatize the public utility&nbsp;taken in 1997, as part of far-reaching reforms agreed with international financial&nbsp;institutions and development agencies. The article provides details of the difficult&nbsp;process of privatization, that took around 6 years to complete, and highlights pros and&nbsp;cons associated with the privatization of essential public services in the Tanzanian&nbsp;context.</p>\n\n<p>The SPIPRW Series has the objective of making available edited materials based on&nbsp;the final reports of the PRINWASS Project ( This project was carried&nbsp;out between 2001 and 2004 and was funded by the European Union&rsquo;s Fifth Framework&nbsp;Programme.&nbsp;The project carried out case studies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, England and Wales,&nbsp;Finland, Greece, Kenya, Mexico, and Tanzania, and developed comparative analyses of&nbsp;the main findings. Although the original reports were freely available by request, and&nbsp;we produced several specific publications based on the project&rsquo;s findings, much of the&nbsp;material remains largely unknown and, for this reason, we launched the SPIPRW Series&nbsp;to facilitate the dissemination of research results.&nbsp;</p>", 
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      "affiliation": "Faculty of Engineering, University of Namibia, Ongwediva, Namibia", 
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  "headline": "The experience of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania", 
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  "datePublished": "2019-03-18", 
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  "keywords": [
    "water and sanitation services", 
    "essential public services", 
    "Dar es Salaam", 
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  "name": "The experience of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania"
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