Regulating Water and Sanitation Network Services Accounting for Institutional and Informational Constraints

54 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2017

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Daniel Camos Daurella

World Bank

Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to argue that the optimal design of regulation of water and sanitation monopolies should be the outcome of a detailed diagnostic of the institutional constraints impacting the ability of the operator -- whether public or private -- to deliver the services. Tailoring the regulatory processes and instruments to account for institutional and informational weaknesses stands a better chance of improving the performance of the sector than the adoption of imported standardized or pre-packaged regulatory tools.

Keywords: Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Small Private Water Supply Providers, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Water and Human Health

Suggested Citation

Camos Daurella, Daniel and Estache, Antonio, Regulating Water and Sanitation Network Services Accounting for Institutional and Informational Constraints (July 18, 2017). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8149. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3006223

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