IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/afe/journl/v11y2009i1p11-39.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Water Price Reforms in Senegal: Distributional Impact Analysis

Author

Listed:
  • Dorothee Boccanfuso

    () (Universite de Sherbrooke)

  • Antonio Estache

    () (Universite Libres de Bruzelles)

  • Luc Savard

    () (Universite de Sherbrooke)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the distribution impact from Senegal's water reforms with emphasis on rates reforms. We first analyze the evolution of consumption patterns before and after the reforms. We found that most of the gains accrue to the highest income classes while the poor have seen little changes. We then use a multi-household integrated Computable General Equilibrium model (CGE) to analyze the impact of water pricing reforms on poverty in Senegal. We conclude that the simulated price increases for the sector have marginal effects on government finances but positive effects on most actors except households unless specific transfer programs are This paper focuses on the distribution impact from Senegal’s water reforms with emphasis on rates reforms. We first analyze the evolution of consumption patterns before and after the reforms. We found that most of the gains accrue to the highest income classes while the poor have seen little changes. We then use a multi-household integrated Computable General Equilibrium model (CGE) to analyze the impact of water pricing reforms on poverty in Senegal. We conclude that the simulated price increases for the sector have marginal effects on government finances but positive effects on most actors except households unless specific transfer programs are introduced to protect the poor.

Suggested Citation

  • Dorothee Boccanfuso & Antonio Estache & Luc Savard, 2009. "Water Price Reforms in Senegal: Distributional Impact Analysis," Journal of African Development, African Finance and Economic Association, vol. 11(1), pages 11-39.
  • Handle: RePEc:afe:journl:v:11:y:2009:i:1:p:11-39
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.jadafea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/JAD_spring_vol11_ch1.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:afe:journl:v:11:y:2009:i:1:p:11-39. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mwangi wa Githinji). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/afeaaea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.