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Safe Water for All - Harnessing the Private Sector to Reach the Underserved (June 2009)

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IFC has been working with leading academics/experts to identify innovative safe water technology solutions/business models serving base of the pyramid markets and the challenges they face in scaling up. This report is based on a survey conducted in four countries — Kenya, Uganda, India, and China — and includes several recommendations for IFC and its private sector partners on how to better support the nearly 900 million people around the world who lack adequate access to improved water sources.
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  Safe Water for All Harnessing the Private Sector toReach the Underserved     R  a  y   W   i   t   l   i  n  iii Sae Water or All  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Prepared by Joe Brown, University o AlabamaTom Outlaw, University o North Carolina – Chapel HillThomas Clasen, London School o Hygiene and Tropical MedicineJianyong Wu, University o North Carolina – Chapel HillMark D. Sobsey, University o North Carolina – Chapel Hill Additional input by Kari Leech, University o North Carolina – Chapel HillSimon Spooner, Atkins Global Consultants Sae Water or All  : Harnessing the Private Sector to Reach the Underserved  was commissioned by the Sustainability Business Innovator (SBI) Group oEnvironment and Social Development Department o IFC as part o IFC’s workto identiy and support innovative business models, which can enable accessto sustainable water and sanitation services. IFC Reviewers  Russell Sturm, Corinne Figueredo, Alice Lin Demas, Anna Rosa Hidalgo Peer Reviewers  We thank the ollowing or their critical review and comments: Sabrina Birner,Frances Gadzekpo, Anne Lagomarcino, Joyita Mukherjee, Aa Raihana,and Reinhard Reichel rom IFC; Jacqueline Devine, Peter Kolsky, Jan WillemRosenboom, and Kameel Virjee rom the Water and Sanitation Program othe World Bank; Glenn Austin, Kendra Chappell, Kate Woolley, and GregZwisler rom PATH; Guy Howard rom DFID; Kristina Kohler rom DAI; CeciliaKwak rom PSI; and Kellogg Schwab rom Johns Hopkins University Center orWater and Health.Please address questions or comments to Russell Sturm (rsturm@ic.org) orAlice Lin Demas (alin1@ic.org). IFC, a member o the World Bank Group, creates opportunities or people toescape poverty and improve their lives. It osters sustainable economic growthin developing countries by supporting private sector development, mobilizing private capital, and providing advisory and risk mitigation services to busi-nesses and governments. Cover Photos courtesy o Joe Brown, Tom Outlaw, and the World Bank.  iv Sae Water or All      T  r  e  v  o  r   S  a  m  s  o  n
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