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Toward defining and measuring the affordability of public utility services, Volume 1
Author:Kessides, Ioannis; Miniaci, Raffaele; Scarpa, Carlo; Valbonesi, Paola; Country:World;
Date Stored:2009/04/28Document Date:2009/04/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Access to Finance; Economic Theory & Research; Town Water Supply and Sanitation; Rural Poverty Reduction; Public Sector Economics
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Energy and mining; Industry and trade
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Research In Industrial Organization -- -- P081965;Region:The World Region
Report Number:WPS4915Sub Sectors:Other industry; Power
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4915Volume No:1

Summary: This 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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