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Evaluating the Performance of Alternative Municipal Water Tariff Designs: Quantifying the Tradeoffs between Equity, Economic Efficiency, and Cost Recovery

The design of municipal water tariffs requires balancing multiple criteria such as financial self-sufficiency for the service provider, equity among customers, and economic efficiency for society. A modeling framework is developed for analysing how alternative municipal water tariff designs affect these three criteria.

Author Last NamesNauges, Whittington
Journal NameWorld Development
Year of Publication2016
Keywordstariff design, increasing block tariffs, water pricing, subsidy incidence, subsidy targeting

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