finance

Case Studies

Case Study of Water Revolving Fund in the Philippines

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was set up in 2008 to provide loans to water service providers to finance local water and wastewater projects. Loan repayments made into the fund are revolved to finance other projects. 

This case study of the PWRF is part of a series prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector.

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Report

Using Performance-Based Contracts to Reduce Non-Revenue Water in Philippine Water Districts

Performance contracting provides a more effective means of incentivizing contractors to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) than traditional public sector, input-based, contracting can achieve. Water districts in the Philippines can use the currently unrealized value of NRW from leakage and inaccurate metering to finance the specialized expertise and equipment needed to reduce water losses.

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Nepal

Building a foundation of commercial approaches and new institutional models to close financing gaps to achieving universal access to water and sanitation services.

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Cambodia

Closing financing gaps to achieve universal access to water supply through improved creditworthiness of private water operators.

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Southern Africa

Closing financing gaps for universal water and sanitation access through sustainable and transparent business models, increased public funding, and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment.

Final Report

Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) Follow-On Program – Final Report

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was an innovative lending program that leveraged public funds with private financing for water and sanitation projects. USAID brought to bear its technical assistance to design, assess feasibility of and structure the Fund; build capability among market players; and provide marketing and institutional support at operational stage. It also provided credit enhancements to private investors.