TITLE

Anti-corruption in The Regulation of the Water Provision Service: Case study for Colombia

AUTHOR(S)
BOHÓRQUEZ SUÁREZ, OLGA ROCÍO; BOEHM, FRÉDÉRIC
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
OPERA - Observatorio de Políticas, Ejecución y Resultados de l;2011, Issue 11, p300
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Water is a natural resource fundamental for quality of human life. Nevertheless, there are more than one billion people in the world without access to safe drinking water. The water crisis is mainly a crisis of governance, and corruption is one of the principal underlying factors. Due to the characteristics of water supply, the sector must be regulated. However, there are informational asymmetries in regulation, which are a cause of regulatory failures and make the sector more prone to corruption. In Colombia, water supply regulation has a legal structure that aims at stimulating participation, transparency, accountability and integrity. But, there is a significant gap between legal provisions and practice. This paper reviews the Colombian regulatory framework with the aim to identify such gaps and propose ways to strengthen the framework in order to safeguard the delivery of an efficient service to the users.
ACCESSION #
91960144

 

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