|Title||The cost of capital : costs of financing capital expenditure for water and sanitation|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Franceys, R., Naafs, A., Pezon, C., Fonseca, C.|
|Secondary Title||WASHCost global briefing note|
|Pagination||18 p. : 3 boxes, 2 fig, 2 tab.|
|Place Published||The Hague|
|Keywords||costs, financial management, operation, sanitation services, sdiman, sustainability, WASHCost, water supply services|
This briefing note investigates the cost of financing capital expenditure, usually referred to as the cost of capital, and explains why it is one of the building blocks that make up the total costs of providing water and sanitation services that last. Highly subsidised costs of capital with very long repayment periods may not be recognised as a cost, particularly when the time frame falls beyond the scope or years of most planners’ and politicians’ involvement [authors' abstract].
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