III. CONTEXT AND ORGANIZATION OF SERVICES
23. This chapter includes key highlights and extracts from the original SOS 2015 in terms of the historical perspective, socioeconomic situation, and administrative organization, as well as on the policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks for service provision in the different countries of the region, and any recent relevant developments that occurred in these areas from 2015 to 2018. For those readers that would like to have further detail and information on the context and organization of the services, the authors strongly recommend reading Chapters II and III of the SoS 2015, which provide a more comprehensive picture and might help to deepen the understanding of current trends, given that water services are strongly dependent on the political, socioeconomic, and natural context in which they are being delivered.