Beyond One-Size-Fits-All: Lessons Learned from Eight Water Utility Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippines

Water and Sanitation Program
May. 2015

There is no magic bullet approach to water utility PPPs in the Philippines. Different arrangements can lead to affordable, reliable, and clean water services, provided there is sufficient
market size and willingness to pay. The art of the deal matters more for success than the checklist of steps.

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Rethinking Sustainability, Scaling Up, and Enabling Environment: A Framework for Their Implementation in Drinking Water Supply

Amjad, U., Ojomo, E., Downs, K., Cronk, R., and Bartram, J.
Water
Apr. 2015

Effective use of the terms sustainability, scaling up, and enabling environment would focus on purpose, process, and perspective. This is the first known attempt to analyze the implementation of the three terms together in the context of water supply services.

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia

Global Impact Investing Network
Dalberg, UK aid
Apr. 2015

The network's first regional market landscape report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact investing industry in South Asia where the industry is relatively young, with varying degrees of market development across countries, but shows significant potential for impact investing. 

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High Stakes Donor Collaborations. Stanford Social Innovation Review

Seldon, W., Tierney, T., & J. & Fernando, G.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Mar. 2015

Donor collaboration can accelerate and multiply change, but it is unusual given the personal nature of philanthropy. Lessons to donors on high stake collaboratives are grouped by three strategies: accessing expertise, pursuing system-level change, and aggregating growth capital.  

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