Scorecard for Subsidies : How Utility Subsidies Perform in Transition Economies

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9427
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Viewpoint
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Lovei, Laszlo
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Gurenko, Eugene
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Haney, Michael
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O'Keefe, Philip
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Shkaratan, Maria
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2012-08-13T15:00:03Z
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2012-08-13T15:00:03Z
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2000-10
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2021-06-14T11:02:20Z
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Unlike the poor in many developing countries, those in Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, are highly connected to network utilities. During the early 1990s, it became clear that without subsidies, many households would have difficulty paying their utility bills. Governments started to experiment with various subsidy schemes. This note describes the main schemes, scoring those, based on the following criteria: the extent to which the poor are being reached, i.e., coverage; the share of the subsidy that goes to the poor, i.e., targeting; predictability of the benefit for the poor; the extent of pricing distortions, and other unintended side-effects; and, administration costs, and difficulty. Moreover, the note provides a methodology for governments designing subsidies, to decide which scheme is likely to be the best for their country.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/10/729354/scorecard-subsidies-utility-subsidies-perform-transition-economies
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11413
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Viewpoint: Public Policy for the Private Sector; Note No. 218
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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SUBSIDIES
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TRANSITION ECONOMIES
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UTILITIES
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UTILITY FUNCTIONS
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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POVERTY INCIDENCE
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TARGETED ASSISTANCE
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PRICE DISTORTIONS
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ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS CONSUMERS
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CONSUMPTION LEVELS
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CORPORATE TAXES
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DEBT
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EVALUATION CRITERIA
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EXPENDITURES
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INCOME
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MUNICIPALITIES
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION
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PRICE SUBSIDIES
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PURCHASING POWER
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REAL WAGES
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RESIDENTIAL TARIFFS
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TAXATION
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TRANSITION ECONOMIES
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WAGES
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WATER METERS
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WORKING CAPITAL
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Scorecard for Subsidies : How Utility Subsidies Perform in Transition Economies
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Publications & Research :: Viewpoint
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/10/729354/scorecard-subsidies-utility-subsidies-perform-transition-economies
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Governance
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Finance and Markets
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yes
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090224b0854f6b2b_2_0
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729354
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21478
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2000/12/22/000094946_00121301484015/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
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Europe and Central Asia
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Other Public Sector Management
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Urban Development :: Municipal Financial Management
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Taxation and Subsidies
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Banks and Banking Reform
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Economic Theory and Research
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
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Environment
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Private Participation in Infrstr (INFPI)
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