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Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh

Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). January 2012
  • This study investigates willingness to pay (WTP) for improved water supply services in Khulna, Bangladesh applying the contingent valuation method in a survey of 3,000 households. Since the large connection cost is regarded as one of the major obstacles to expand the piped network among the poor, the model explicitly incorporates the connection cost in addition to monthly charge. The study shows that both willingness to pay the monthly charge and willingness to pay the connection cost are higher for richer households. Policy simulation shows that poor households are less likely to be connected under flat rate tariff, and introduction of volumetric tariff will increase the coverage of poor households. The large connection cost is found to be a critical bottleneck to expanding the coverage for the poor.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Bangladesh, Khulna
  • Main themes: Environment, Poverty, Tariffs, Utility services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Service providers, Utility managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Survey results, Working paper
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Published in 2015