Safeguarding Water Contracts in Indonesia

Mohamad Mova Al Afghani
Universitas Ibn Khaldun Bogor Indonesia,
Kampus I : Jalan KH. Sholeh Iskandar
Km.2 Kedung Badak Bogor, Indonesia


The provision of water and sewerage services has been in the public sector for thousands of years. However, the trend towards privatising these basic services has recently been growing. When dealing with Multinational Corporations (MNCs), governments face risks in the form of legal asymmetries.

This paper explains the theory and practice of water privatisation in Indonesia. It analyses the legal anatomy of privatisation, from the regulatory to the contractual levels. It attempts to highlight important issues and risks that governments and other stakeholders need to focus on when dealing with privatisation.


Civil society, constitution, environment, human rights, Indonesia, infrastructure, investment, multinational corporation, privatisation, public service participation, water.             LEAD Journal - ISSN 1746-5893