Toward Defining and Measuring the Affordability of Public Utility Services
38 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 1, 2009
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.
Keywords: Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Public Sector Economics & Finance, Rural Poverty Reduction
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