At the time of sector reform, utility managers can provide valuable input to the reform process and they can be key players in implementing sector reforms
Putting a functional and effective Water Sector Framework in place is a process that can last years; it can be iterative as lessons are learned and implemented to improve the framework.
Water Sector Frameworks normally emerge with support and leadership at the highest levels of government. Most countries have some kind of framework in place. When governments decide to improve their framework, the term that applies is «sector reform».
Sector reforms usually address the 3 E’s:
Efficiency | Equity | Environment
Reform efforts will focus on the following:
- Draft or improve the National Water Policy
- Draft or revisit the Development Strategy to implement the policy
- Revise the legal framework, as needed, to enable actions in accordance with policy and development strategy
As a utility manager, it is important to understand the water sector framework and take action to work within that framework. At the time of sector reform, utility managers can provide valuable input to the reform process and they can be key players in implementing sector reforms.
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