Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109470
Authors: 
Chun, Natalie
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 342
Abstract: 
The design of alternative tariff structures can serve as a low-cost and effective tool in achieving higher take-up of basic services among poor households while allowing the provider to recover costs. A contingent valuation survey from the Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the Asian Development Bank in Cebu, Philippines is used to show that tariff structures with a low one-time connection price and price differentiates based on wealth measures can result in a five-fold increase in the take-up of water services by poor households over the base tariff structure. More moderate impacts, however, are found for the take-up of new sanitation and sewage services.
Subjects: 
Asia
Philippines
water and sanitation services
tariffs
demand estimation
contingent valuation
JEL: 
D12
D61
D63
O21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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