Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? : Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments »
Series: Staff Discussion Notes
Author(s): Kalpana Kochhar , Catherine Pattillo , Yan Sun , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Andrew Swiston , Robert Tchaidze , Benedict Clements , Stefania Fabrizio , Valentina Flamini , Laure Redifer , and Harald Finger
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 02 June 2015
Keywords: Economic policy, Fund role, Policy instruments, Supply and demand, Subsidies, Water supply, Water resources, Water, externalities, public utilities
This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimat...