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Comité pour l’Annulation de la Dette du Tiers monde (CADTM)

CIADI/Telecom Italia: ¡hands off Bolivia!

“Some multinational companies take over our natural resources, privatize basic services, fail to pay taxes and then, when they have no arguments in their defense, they go to the so-called ICSID. And then, in that World Bank tribunal, no country wins against the multinationals. So why do we need an ICSID where only the multinational companies can win?” – President Evo Morales of Bolivia Another World Bank/Multinational Attack on Bolivia – Stop ICISD and Telecom Italia Once again, Bolivia is (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 December 2007

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Public Services in Europe from privatisation to participation

Across Europe a major conflict is raging over the future of public services. On the one hand are those who believe that privatisation and liberalization is the only way to meet the needs of consumers, improve the efficiency of public finances and create a common European market allowing enterprises, professionals and workers to move freely. On the other hand are those who highlight the risks of privatising services that have been historically guaranteed and protected by the state, thereby (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Lebanon and Syria : blackouts as a way of life

> In "Beyond the Market: The Future of Public Services", chapter written by Alessandra Galié and Bernhard Hack, april 2006, 11 p. (pdf)

The politics, economics and societies of Syria and Lebanon have been closely intertwined for many years. This chapter discusses the countries’ different approaches to the concept of ‘public’ and ‘private’ services. Focusing on the water and electricity sectors, it highlights how international bodies and regional agreements are influencing domestic policies towards the dominant model of market-oriented reforms. Read Lebanon and Syria : blackouts as a way of (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 March 2007

Oxfam International

In the public interest : health, education, water and sanitation for all

> 2006, 142 p. (pdf)

Vital public services (health, education, water and sanitation) are the key to transforming the lives of people living in poverty. Building strong public services for all is hardly a new idea: it is the foundation upon which today’s rich country societies are built. More recently, developing countries have followed suit, with impressive results. Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Kerala state in India, for example, have within a generation made advances in health and education that took industrialised (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 March 2007

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