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Setting User Charges for Urban Water Supply: A Case Study of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District in the Philippines

dc.contributor.authorDavid Dole
dc.contributor.authorEdna Balucan
dc.description.abstractThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) has a sound position on user charges, a position that should guide ADB’s policy discussions with borrowing governments. ADB’s practice in reviewing tariffs covers only a few parts of ADB’s position, though, limiting ADB’s potential effectiveness in helping to improve policies. This paper gives an example of the kind of tariff review that could be the basis of policy discussions, and also of project design and analysis. We use the tariff of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District in the Philippines as an example, because the tariff meets and even goes beyond ADB’s position, and is a good model for other water tariffs to follow. The example should be useful to project teams at ADB doing sector studies and processing loans in urban water supply. The paper might also be useful to governments in ADB’s developing member countries, and to partner foreign aid organizations, to help them understand ADB’s position and good practice in urban water supply.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleSetting User Charges for Urban Water Supply: A Case Study of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District in the Philippines
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertTrade Finance
dc.subject.expertRisk Financing
dc.subject.expertRegional Development Finance
dc.subject.expertPublic Finance
dc.subject.expertInfrastructure Financing
dc.subject.expertFinancing of Infrastructure
dc.subject.expertFinancial Security
dc.subject.expertFinancial Intermediation
dc.subject.expertFinance And Trade
dc.subject.expertEnterprise Financing
dc.subject.expertTrade Regulation
dc.subject.expertTrade Finance
dc.subject.expertRegional Trade Agreements
dc.subject.expertGeneral Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
dc.subject.adbBusiness Financing
dc.subject.adbInvestment Requirements
dc.subject.adbCapital Needs
dc.subject.adbTax Incentives
dc.subject.adbProject Risks
dc.subject.adbTariff agreements
dc.subject.adbCustoms convetions
dc.subject.adbImport policy
dc.subject.adbExport policy
dc.subject.naturalUse tax
dc.subject.naturalTax administration and procedure
dc.subject.naturalTaxing power
dc.subject.naturalEffect of taxation
dc.subject.naturalBusiness enterprises
dc.subject.naturalForeign trade and employment
dc.subject.naturalMentoring in business
dc.subject.naturalTrade routes
dc.title.seriesERD Technical Notes
dc.title.volumeno 17
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorDole, David
oar.authorBalucan, Edna

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