Download e-book for iPad: Accounting for Poverty in Infrastructure Reform: Learning by Quentin Wodon

By Quentin Wodon

ISBN-10: 0585412197

ISBN-13: 9780585412191

ISBN-10: 0821350390

ISBN-13: 9780821350393

''During the 1990?s a couple of nations in Latin the United States together with Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, constructed regulations interested in software quarter liberalization via elevated inner most zone participation. This concentration resulted from the popularity that total caliber and availability of providers have been insufficient. Infrastructure reform is inexorably associated with poverty relief and accordingly has to be conscientiously developed and enacted.

This ebook offers functional directions and strategies for infrastructure reform that lead to entry and affordability for the negative. Accounting for Poverty in Infrastructure Reform: studying from Latin America?s adventure comprises research of the trade-offs that needs to be made among potency, fairness, and financial charges of the choices. It incorporates a new version for reform that includes 3 major parts - rules, law, and provision which while appropriately balanced reduce the hazards linked to reform.''

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4. Minimum Subsidy Concessions for Electricity and Telephones in Chile Chile has had successful experiences with minimum subsidy concessions to expand both electricity and public telephone services to rural communities since 1994. While the programs are separately administered, they share some common design features. Both programs make extensive use of competition at various stages. Competition exists between regional governments for central government financing, between rural communities for regional government sponsorship, and between utility companies for concessions to serve particular rural communities.

Having the private operator act as credit provider has several advantages. First, the operator will have a lower cost of capital than low-income households, thereby reducing financing costs. Second, the operator can overcome the absence of collateral by using the threat of service disconnection to enforce loan repayment. 3. Promoting Access to Water and Sanitation in El Alto, Bolivia In 1997 the government of Bolivia issued a 30-year concession to the Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux consortium (Aguas del Illimani) for private provision of water and sanitation services in the cities of La Paz and El Alto.

In Bolivia, new connections remain skewed toward richer municipalities, except for water. Nevertheless, the differences in marginal incidence are smaller than the differences in incidence, confirming that when coverage improves, the poor benefit more than before from new connections. Who Has Gained Access? While marginal benefit incidence is useful to compare the distribution of new connections across income classes, improved access seldom takes place in a policy vacuum. This is particularly relevant when considering the effects of infrastructure strategies in Latin America.

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