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World Bank, IMF: Privatize Water Utilities

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund urge developing nations to turn their water utilities over to private companies. Opponents say water is a basic human need and should not be sold for profit. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.

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Kathleen Schalch
Kathleen Schalch is a general assignment reporter on NPR's national desk. Her coverage can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.