Water nationalization and service quality
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Uruguay's privatization and subsequent nationalization of water services on network access and water quality. The results suggest that although the early privatization of water services had little impact on access to the sanitation network, the subsequent nationalization led to an increase in network access at the bottom of the income distribution as well as an improvement in water quality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 6318.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2013
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Town Water Supply and Sanitation; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions; Water and Industry; Water Conservation; Infrastructure Regulation;
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- NEP-AGR-2013-01-26 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2013-01-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2013-01-26 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-LAM-2013-01-26 (Central & South America)
- NEP-REG-2013-01-26 (Regulation)
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