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African water utilities : regional comparative utility creditworthiness assessment report (English)

The gap between funds available to water utilities and the demand for water infrastructure has grown. There is therefore a need to facilitate the process of mobilizing additional funding for developing the water sector and ensuring that these investments result in sustainable service delivery. One of the key actions taken in this regard has been to conduct credit ratings so as to develop a better understanding of the credit worthiness water utilities in Africa. The findings from a sample study are presented in this regional report. The analysis is based on data sourced from seven participating water utilities across five African countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. The bulletin's three main sections are: 1) an economic and regulatory overview of water utilities; 2) a comparative water utility analysis - this compares the relative position of the water utilities included in the analysis in terms of their size, efficiency, debt and liquidity measures, and detailed credit protection measures; and 3) individual water utility ratings and reports - a summary of rating reports undertaken by Global Credit Ratings (GCR).

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Joffe,Marc David Hoffman, Richard Brown, Melanie

African water utilities : regional comparative utility creditworthiness assessment report (English). Water and Sanitation Program Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/419831468009295190/African-water-utilities-regional-comparative-utility-creditworthiness-assessment-report