Part of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s International Development Association Energy, Water and Telecommunications Department Public Utilities Notes, March 1977, with J J Warford
While utility finance is normally the primary concern in determining water rates in developing countries, other objectives of pricing policy, such as extension of service to the poor and avoidance of wasteful consumption tend to command a higher order of priority than in more affluent societies. In describing some of the efforts made to reconcile these objectives, the paper notes that in certain respects water rate policy in the developed countries would do well do follow the example afforded by experience in the developing world.
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