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“Urban water and sanitation services succeed where agencies have transformed themselves into
corporate entities, or have adopted a corporate approach in their operations” – ADB Water Operational Plan 2011–2020 ADB Water Community of Practice: Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series

Corporatization of Water Utilities
2 May 2012, 9:00am to 4:00pm Learning Objective ADB committed in its Water Operational Plan to helping water and sanitation utilities to become more efficient. Corporatization does not necessarily mean privatization—but it does mean giving the utility autonomy and accountability to better manage its services to the public. By attending this seminar you will gain insights for designing projects that seek to enhance utility performance improvement through corporatization, discuss the steps in implementing corporatization and share experience with colleagues working on corporatization projects for the water sector. Knowledge sharing will be primarily through group discussion of actual cases.
Program Details 9:00am 9:15am Introduction Corporatization Benefits Case Study: Philippine Water Districts Mission Possible Steps to Corporatization – Sao Paulo Experience ADB – Project Corporatization Experiences  Corporatization of Provincial Nam Papas in Lao PDR  North Sindh Urban Services Corporation in Pakistan  Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program in Mongolia  Kathmandu Valley Water Supply in Nepal Summary – where to from here?

10:30am

12:00nn ADB Speakers Anupma Jain Anand Chiplunkar Arnaud Heckmann Lu Shen Manoj Sharma Facilitator Bob Hood Coordinator Rudolf Frauendorfer 3:30pm

Includes break for lunch from 12:30–1:45pm

A fifteen minute coffee break will be at 10:15 am and 3:15 pm.

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