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Water nationalization and service quality, Volume 1
Author:Borraz, Fernando; Gonzalez Pampillon, Nicolas; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Country:Uruguay;
Date Stored:2013/01/15Document Date:2013/01/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Water Conservation; Infrastructure Regulation; Town Water Supply and Sanitation; Water and Industry; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS6318Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6318
Volume No:1  

Summary: The 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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