City Water Tanzania (B): Privatizing Dar es Salaam’s Water Utility

Author :

Oana Branzei, Kevin McKague

Pages :

6

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

9B07M026

Teaching Note :

8B07M25

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

Tanzania, Large

Year:

2003

Keywords:

Partnership; Strategic Alliances; Sustainable Development; Management in a Global Environment, General Management/Strategy, International, Utilities

Summary/Abstract:

This is a supplement to City Water Tanzania (A): Water Partnerships for Dar es Salaam, product #9B07M025. It details the terms of the lease contract with an international operator, Biwater, and discusses the alternatives that were considered and discarded, the bidding process, and the roles and motivations of the parties. The key questions revolve around a) the adequacy of the decision, b) the responsibility for the next steps and c) the milestones and metrics to gauge the success of the privatization.