Environment in emerging and transition economies

Regional Meeting on Private Sector Participation in Water and Sanitation in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), Moscow


The Regional Meeting on Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) in EECCA too place on 28-29 January, 2010 in Moscow.


The main objective of the meeting was to attract the attention of key stakeholders, foremost EECCA policy-makers, to international “good practices” and tools that can help countries to assess and improve their legal and institutional frameworks for PSP in the water and sanitation sector, and to discuss the reforms that could help to improve the framework for PSP.


The target audience and invitees were mainly national and local level policy makers from the EECCA region (typically, from Ministries, national development institutions and municipalities involved in PSP in WSS) and selected domestic private operators (POs), as well as international operators working in the region or interested to enter the market. Representatives from NGOs active in the WSS sector in the region also participated.


From the international side, representatives from the OECD & WB, regional development banks operating in the EECCA countries (the European and Asian Development banks, EBRD and ADB), EIB, UNDP, and UNECE were invited to attend the event.



Water Academy for EECCA Countries (Russian version only)
Assessment of the Public Private Partnership in the Water Infrastructure of Armenia against the OECD Checklist for Public Action, Gagik Khachatryan, Armenia (Russian version)
EBRD Economic regulations and the role of “Well-balanced Contracts” (Russian version)
Developing PSP in Water Supply and Sanitation Sector, Dmitry Puzanov, Evraziyskiy (Russian version only)
Framework Conditions for Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure in RussiaCéline Kauffmann, OECD Investment Division, DAF (Russian version)
Key trends in private sector participation in water supply and sanitation in the EECCA region, Sergey Sivaev, Institute of Urban Economics (Russian version)
Promoting Transparency, Integrity and Accountability in the Public and Private Sectors Donal O´Leary, Transparency International (Russian version)
Recent Trends of PPP in Water,The World Bank Vision and Approach, Manuel Mariño
Public-Private partnerships for Urban Water Utilities: a Review of Experiences in Developing Countries,
Philippe Marin
Prospects of PSP in the management of water utilities, Irina Zapatrina (Russian version only)