Evaluating the level of household water service provided by a private water enterprise in Ghana

Published: 15 January 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/rm62c7jnj2.2
Philip Deal,


Innovative service delivery models are attempting to more consistently provide clean water to communities in developing countries. It is imperative that these approaches be evaluated for their performance in these contexts while understating potential consequences. A private company in Ghana utilizing solar-powered water treatment, circuit rider principles, pre-paid metering, and a district-wide approach was assessed for three years. A quasi-experimental design used key informant surveys, household surveys, and water quality testing to investigate the service received by households under various management schemes. Service indicators were compared using logistic regression analysis.



University of Oklahoma


Water, Climate Change and International Development, Utility