Title
Household preferences for municipal water services in Nicaragua Household preferences for municipal water services in Nicaragua
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Politics
Economics
Chemistry
Biology
Source (journal)
Environment and development economics
Volume/pages
17(2012) :1 , p. 105-126
ISSN
1355-770X
ISI
000300082200006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Choice models and a referendum format contingent valuation survey are used to investigate household preferences for improved water services and decentralization levels (actual departmental administration vs. further decentralization to the municipality) in urban Matiguás, Nicaragua. Choice models suggest that households prefer the current departmental administration over municipal provision for service and capacity, but believe that the municipality would be more interested in improving services. Results also indicate that households are willing to pay an increment of at least 112 per cent above their current monthly water bill for reliable and safe drinking water services, regardless of administration type.
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