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Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This paper presents a methodological approach to identifying tariff structures that ensure cost recovery for the provider while increasing take-up of basic services among the poor. It entails modelling the demand function for the entire market of potential users of the service using survival curve estimation techniques and knowing the costs faced by the provider. This allows for the identification of differential pricing schemes where less disadvantaged groups are charged higher prices in order to effectively cross-subsidize the lower prices charged to the po...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water services

Armenia: Fostering the Long-Term Financial Viability and Sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company
  • Armenia: Fostering the Long-Term Financial Viability and Sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This paper outlines ADB"s interventions to improve water supply and sanitation services in Armenia. It also highlights the rationale behind the structure of a new tariff regime, which is aimed at fostering the long-term financial sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company (AWSC), and summarizes main lessons learned.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Nonrevenue water, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2013
  • Two years into the conflict in Syria, children are paying the heaviest price. The affected population estimates made in late 2012 speak for themselves: of the 4 million affected people inside Syria, almost 2 million are children, and of the 2 million displaced, 800,000 are children. Basic infrastructure and public services are being systematically destroyed. Water availability is a third of what it was before the crisis. Children and women in shelters are more exposed to unsanitary conditions, including unsafe drinking water and a lack of water for personal h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Conflicts, Refugees, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This second edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) provides a quantitative and comprehensive view of water security in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. By focusing on critical water issues, AWDO 2013 provides finance and planning leaders with recommendations on policy actions to improve water governance and guidance on investments to increase their country's water security. AWDO 2013 is presented in three parts. - Part I introduces the five key dimensions of water security and presents the combination of indicators for assessment of nati...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Environment, Floods, Hygiene, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

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