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TitleCost recoverable tariffs to increase access to basic services among poor households
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChun, N
Secondary TitleADB Economics Working Paper Series [Asian Development Bank]
Paginationv, 21 p.; 6 tab.; 3 fig.
Date Published2013-03-01
PublisherAsian Development Bank
Place PublishedManila, Philippines
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, cost benefit analysis, cost recovery, philippines, tariffs

The design of alternative tariff structures can serve as a low-cost and effective tool in achieving higher take-up of basic services among poor households while allowing the provider to recover costs. A contingent valuation survey from the Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the Asian Development Bank in Cebu, Philippines is used to show that tariff structures with a low one-time connection price and price differentiates based on wealth measures can result in a five-fold increase in the take-up of water services by poor households over the base tariff structure. More moderate impacts, however, are found for the take-up of new sanitation and sewage services. [authors abstract]

NotesWith references on p. 21
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