This report provides an analysis of the problems facing public provision of water in Lagos, Nigeria, highlighting the problems of privatization and public-private partnerships. Key findings from the report include:
- Improving public water systems is both possible and preferable.
- Public financing, rather than private investment, provides a better deal for the people and the government of cities like Lagos.
- Collaboration between public providers provides better solutions than privatized, competition-based systems.
- Strengthening public water systems is good for democratic governance.