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Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor
  • Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This publication discusses the challenges faced in accelerating access to improved water and sanitation services beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It examines the private sector provision of piped water services and on-site sanitation services in rural areas and small towns, with case studies from several countries. The preferences and circumstances of poor households and the performance of enterprises that provide services directly to them are examined, as are commercial and investment climate factors that may affect enterprises' actual o...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Infrastructure, Investments, Markets, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Poverty reduction, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Tariffs, Water demand, Water policy, Water supply

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

Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This report provides a framework to help city leaders make informed decisions for sustainable development in their cities. What must be done to improve living conditions, especially in slums and hazard-prone areas? To expand the coverage and quality of basic infrastructure services (water, sanitation)? To manage the city's physical form? These are some of the questions this report tries to respond.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Land management, Slums, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water services, Water supply

Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • World Bank. November 2012
  • This paper outlines the major challenges related to financing the gap in global water infrastructure, including those systems that provide urban and rural water supply, and sanitation and irrigation services. The paper synthesizes the extensive body of literature on this subject, providing some examples of historical trends and proposing a reform agenda to assist countries in weathering the current financial climate. Section 1 introduces the linkages between water infrastructure and growing global challenges, including food and energy security as well as cli...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Nonrevenue water, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Tariffs, Water operators, Water supply, Water User Associations

State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • State of Latin American and Caribbean cities. Towards a new urban transition
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • This edition of State of Latin American and Caribbean cities presents the current situation of the region's urban world, including the demographic, economic, social, environmental, urban and institutional conditions in which cities are developing. Chapter 4.1 addresses the issue of access to water and sanitation, conditions under which services are being provided and water management concerns. The issue of the human right to water and sanitation is addressed in the last part of the chapter.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Sanitation, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Water management, Water operators, Water supply, Water treatment

System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. August 2012
  • To support implementation of environmental-economic accounts, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water), a SEEA sub-system, provides compilers and analysts with agreed concepts, definitions, classifications, tables, and accounts for water and water-related emission accounts. SEEA-Water is fully coherent with the broader SEEA. It elaborates and expands the guidance on accounting in the International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS). UNSD coordinated the preparation of SEEA-Water in collaboration with the London Group on En...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Human right to water and sanitation, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Tariffs, Valuation, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • Tracking national financial flows into sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water
  • World Health Organization (WHO). July 2012
  • This working paper lays out basic proposals for a common methodology to track WASH financial flows at the national level. It outlines a process that countries will need to go through in order to derive more comprehensive and reliable estimates of spending on WASH at the national level. The objectives of this working paper are twofold:(1) to determine the state of the evidence on the monitoring and reporting of financial flows to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector at the national level;(2) if knowledge gaps are confirmed, to identify the key tenet...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Financing, Health, Hygiene, Information and data, Monitoring, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • No one left behind. Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Health Organization (WHO). February 2012
  • This publication presents good practices and lessons learned from throughout the pan-European region on the policies and measures to be enacted to provide equitable access to water and sanitation. It distinguishes three key dimensions of equitable access: geographical disparities; specific barriers faced by vulnerable and marginalized groups; and affordability concerns. A range of available policy options to fight inequities in each of those key dimensions are presented. The examples contained in this publication should support and encourage policy and decisi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Equity, Human rights, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Tariffs, Transboundary waters, Vulnerable groups, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water services

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 househo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Environment, Poverty, Tariffs, Utility services, Water supply

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