People and Power: Electricity Sector Reforms and the Poor in Europe and Central Asia
World Bank Publications, 2007 - 227 pages
Empirical insights on household behavior and electricity consumption patterns in this book reveal that, in Europe and Central Asia, the erosion of tariff based subsidies has disproportionately affected the poor, while direct transfers through social benefit systems have often been inadequately targeted. The book suggests alternative strategies for achieving cost-recovery in the electricity sector in a socially and politically acceptable manner, providing lessons that are equally relevant for other utilities and regions.
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Page 119 - For these reasons elasticities of demand for many goods tend to be greater in the long run than in the short run.
Page 126 - In the 1990s, international financial institutions, including the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, took an active role in funding rehabilitation investments for district heating in many cities in the region.