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Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh

dc.contributor.authorHerath Gunatilake
dc.contributor.authorMasayuki Tachiiri
dc.description.abstractThe study investigates willingness to pay (WTP) for improved water supply services applying the contingent valuation method in a survey of 3,000 households. Mean WTP is large enough to justify the water supply project. The median WTP is 3.6% of expenditure of the poorest households and connection charge is an important determinant of inclusiveness. Policy simulations show that poor households are less likely to be connected under a flat rate tariff, and that volumetric tariff is pro-poor. Installment payment of connection charges or inclusion of connection costs in capital investments will significantly improve the inclusiveness of the proposed project.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleWillingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.expertGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.expertAccess To Water
dc.subject.expertAvailable Water
dc.subject.expertDemand For Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water And Sanitation
dc.subject.expertGroundwater Quality
dc.subject.expertHealth, Education, Water
dc.subject.expertHuman Right To Water
dc.subject.expertManaging Water Resources
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.adbEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.adbEducational Indicators
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbLow Income Groups
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.adbRural Conditions
dc.subject.adbRural Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Sociology
dc.subject.adbProject finance
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Health Water
dc.subject.adbShared natural resources
dc.subject.adbWater storage
dc.subject.adbSupply storage
dc.subject.adbWater Shortage
dc.subject.adbAgricultural resources
dc.subject.adbRiver basin development
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalFresh water
dc.subject.naturalUnderground water
dc.subject.naturalWater quality management
dc.subject.naturalDrinking water protection
dc.subject.naturalSource water protection
dc.subject.naturalWater harvesting
dc.subject.naturalWater in agriculture
dc.subject.naturalIntegrated water development
dc.subject.naturalResidential water consumption
dc.title.seriesSouth Asia Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 9
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorGunatilake, Herath
oar.authorTachiiri, Masayuki

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