Estimation of Water Demand in Developing Countries Nauges, Céline Whittington, Dale 2012-03-30T07:12:35Z 2012-03-30T07:12:35Z 2010-08-02
dc.description.abstract A better understanding of household water use in developing countries is necessary to manage and expand water systems more effectively. Several meta-analyzes have examined the determinants of household water demand in industrialized countries, but little effort has been made to synthesize the growing body of literature evaluating household water demand in developing countries. This article reviews what is known and what is missing from that literature thus far. Analysis of demand for water in developing countries is complicated by abundant evidence that, contrary to what is observed in most developed countries, households in developing countries have access to, and may use more than one of several types of, water sources. The authors describe the different modeling strategies that researchers have adopted to estimate water demand in developing countries and discuss issues related to data collection. The findings from the literature on the main determinants of water demand in these countries suggest that, despite heterogeneity in the places and time periods studied, most estimates of own-price elasticity of water from private connections are in the range from −0.3 to −0.6, close to what is usually reported for industrialized countries. The empirical findings on decisions relating to household water sources are much less robust and should be a high priority for future research. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Research Observer
dc.identifier.issn 1564-6971
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Research Observer
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject cost of water
dc.subject households
dc.subject large cities
dc.subject quality of water
dc.subject quantity of water
dc.subject rural water
dc.subject sanitation investments
dc.subject sanitation services
dc.subject sewerage collection
dc.subject utilities
dc.subject water collection
dc.subject water demand
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject water service
dc.subject water services
dc.subject water source
dc.subject water sources
dc.subject water supply
dc.subject water systems
dc.subject water use
dc.title Estimation of Water Demand in Developing Countries en
dc.title.alternative An Overview en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.globalpractice Water 2
okr.language.supported en
okr.pagenumber 263
okr.pagenumber 294
okr.pdfurl wbro_25_2_263.pdf en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Australia
okr.region.geographical East Asia
okr.region.geographical Africa
okr.region.geographical Latin America
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Town Water Supply and Sanitation
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water and Industry
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water Conservation
okr.topic Water Resources :: Water Use
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation :: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
okr.volume 25
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