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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Regulating the private provision of drinking water and sanitation services

Ever since the 1970s, the governm ents of the region have been transferring public com panies and other State institutions to the private sector in one m anner or another. Privatization has now spread to all sectors of the economy, including drinking water supply and sanitation services. Private sector involvement in the provision of these services offers potentially significant efficiency gains, but it will not, in itself, guarantee lasting welfare improvement unless these services are provided in a competitive market.

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