Public Services International (PSI), European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), Transnational Institute (TNI) and several other NGOs have written to Andris Piebalgs (EU Commissioner for Development) to express concern about the future of EU support for non-profit partnership projects in the water sector in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
There are indications that the development aid funding that was made available for public-public partnerships a few years ago, the so-called EU Water Facility, may be phased out, despite the success of the projects supported so far. The letter calls upon Piebalgs to extend and up-scale such support in the next round of ACP-EU development aid funding.
More here (EPSU website)
Open letter for PSI affiliates, including in the Pacific (Africa and Caribbean countries)
PSIRU Report - Showing the benefits of Public-public cooperation
Copies of your letters can also be e-mailed to Jerry Van Den Berge at EPSU: email@example.com