ID 61719
Submitting Entity World Bank
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Title The Distributional Incidence of Residential Water and Electricity Subsidies
Description This World Bank paper examines the extent to which the poor benefit from consumption and connection subsidies for water and electricity services. The analysis of a wide range of subsidy models from around the developing world shows that the most common form of utility subsidy – quantity-based subsidies delivered through the tariff structure– are highly regressive.
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Authors Komives, Foster, Halpern
Source World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, 2006.
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Reform of Perverse Incentives
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Environmental subsidies