Last Updated:
25 Feb 2020

Small Utility Access to Market Credit: Lessons and Options

Author: Robert Parra, Jemima Sy, Poyry IDP, Vicente Lim III,Evelyn Orda, Kristine Angeli Roa

This report examines issues surrounding access to market-based financing by small water utilities towards developing an intervention program. A rapid assessment looked at the systematic constraints and opportunities for increasing the success of transactions between private financial institutions and small-sized water enterprises. The assessment identified key constraints to small water utility access to finance. Most of the constraints identified in the rapid assessment are addressed by interventions on financial structuring not planned within the timeframe of the Small Water Utilities Improvement and Financing Project.