In Lagos, Nigeria, a water privatization project did not turn out as expected, according to a recent article by Michelle Chen in The Nation. It was neither workable nor profitable. A key reason lay in the lack of infrastructure. To bring water to people a company needs pipes, a task that in a country like Nigeria, or in any other developing nation, is not particularly easy. The project was mismanaged, was not delivering water to most people. In some areas water was stolen, and those who paid were often those who could least afford it. Another reason the Lagos project failed was that the World Bank refused to fund it, not only a blow to the private corporation running it, but to water privatization projects in general. In Manila, Philippines, and Nagpur, India, similar projects also failed to bring water to those who needed it most. People there had to endure rate hikes and infrastructure failures. All this gives hope that the privatization of water delivery systems is no longer a sought after idea. Corporate Accountability International (CAI) which conducted a study thinks these examples speak for an existing paradox where the richer the country is the more the water tends to be cheaper and clean. Jesse Bragg of CAI expresses the thoughts of many when he says that international development should promote infrastructure projects, “Where the water system is accountable to the people, and the end goal of water delivery is access, not profit.” He also takes issue with looking for profits from the poorest communities of the world.