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Utility payments in Ukraine: affordability, subsidies and arrears

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  • Samuel Fankhauser

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    (SSEES, UCL)

  • Yulia Rodionova

    (EBRD)

  • Elisabetta Falcetti

    (EBRD)

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    Transition has led to a significant increase in the severity and incidence of poverty in Eastern Europe. One important aspect of poverty is access to, and the affordability of, basic services like electricity,heat and water. This paper provides evidence on this issue from the Ukraine Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (ULMS). The paper identifies considerable differences in both access and affordability between different localities in Ukraine. Social protection measures can help to alleviate affordability constraints, but the analysis finds that social support is not well targeted. The currently low tariffs prevent an escalation of affordability problems but constraints nevertheless exist. Many households have accumulated substantial arrears as a consequence, although non-payment is a complex issue and not solely a function of affordability.

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    Paper provided by CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN EUROPE,School of Slavonic and East European Studies,University College London (SSEES,UCL) in its series Working Papers with number 87.

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    Length: 50 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:see:wpaper:87

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    Keywords: affordability; energy; water; social protection; Ukraine;

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