Toward defining and measuring the affordability of public utility services
AbstractThis paper reviews the progress made in the literature toward defining and measuring the affordability of utilities. It highlights the relative merits of alternate affordability metrics; the practical challenges to their operationalization, including the underlying data requirements; and their implications for the design, evaluation, and implementation of appropriate affordability programs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4915.
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Access to Finance; Economic Theory&Research; Town Water Supply and Sanitation; Public Sector Economics&Finance; Rural Poverty Reduction;
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