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Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects

Achieving Financial Sustainability and Recovering Costs in Bank Financed Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation Projects
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This preliminary background Note is divided into four parts: 1) A "history" of the call for financial sustainability and cost recovery, and the parallel documenting of the lack of progress; 2) An outline of options to be considered for achieving financial sustainability of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and recovering WSS service costs through tariffs. 3) A discussion on what makes financial sustainability of irrigation projects different from WSS projects; and 4) A summary of recommendations to teams involved in the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of water projects and of practical measures and actions.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Armenia, Australia, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Niger, Murray-Darling River Basin
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Fee collection, Financing, Irrigation, Sanitation, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Financial community, Practitioners, Project managers, Project planners, Stakeholders, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidelines, Recommendations, Working paper
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Published in 2014