Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

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The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices in four key areas considered as essential drivers for change in the water sector of Mexico: multi-level and river basin governance; economic efficiency and financial sustainability; and regulatory functions for water supply and sanitation.

This report is the result of a one-year policy dialogue between the OECD and Mexico, after the adoption of the 2030 Water Agenda as a strategic and long-term vision for Mexico’s water sector.

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Institutionalising regulatory functions in the water and sanitation service sector

Regulatory responsibilities for water supply and sanitation are scattered across different levels of government and various legal instruments. In addition, the sector suffers from high turnover of local officials and managers, as well as important local political interferences, which affect the performance of service providers. This chapter aims to clarify attributions of regulatory functions in Mexico’s water service sector and discusses how to improve the delivery of key regulatory functions, tools and incentives to better achieve policy outcomes.

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