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Regulation, Organization and Incentives: The Political Economy of Potable Water Services in Honduras

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  • Ian Walker
  • Max Velasquez
  • Fidel Ordoñez
  • Florencia Rodriguez

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This case study of urban water and sanitation in Honduras focuses on the perplexing phenomenon of low level equilibrium (LLE). It first seeks to characterize LLE in terms of sector performance and to show how it is propitiated by flawed arrangements for sectoral governance, organization of service delivery and regulation. It then turns to the question of why it is so difficult to escape from LLE. To this end, it analyzes the failure of recent reform efforts, using political economy techniques.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 3013.

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Date of creation: Nov 1997
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:3013

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  1. Nauges, Céline & Strand, Jon & Walker, Ian, 2009. "The value of water connections in Central American cities: a revealed preference study," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 14(03), pages 349-370, June.
  2. World Bank, 2001. "Honduras : Poverty Diagnostic 2000," World Bank Other Operational Studies 15508, The World Bank.

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