From the French Model to a “Globalized Model”

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Abstract

The term “French model,” which was often used in the 1990s when the largest French private operators succeeded in obtaining important international contracts in the water sector, was gradually replaced during the 2000s by “public-private partnership” (PPP). PPPs are contractual agreements between a national, regional, or local public agency and one or more private companies for the delivery of a service or the construction of infrastructure. In fact, it would be more accurate to speak of the emergence of a “global model” of public services management, which has been developed particularly in the water sector and used by the largest French water operators worldwide, rather than the internationalization of a given French model.

Keywords

Water Service Water Sector Water Distribution Network Private Operator Urban Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Egis France GroupLyon Cedex 06France

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