Abstract:"Providing universal access to basic utilities is justified on human rights grounds and also because of the positive externalities involved. Adequate provision of water, sanitation and electricity contributes to the achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Access to these services, however, is still unequal in the developing world. Services do not adequately reach the poor. This Poverty in Focus brings together a mix of policy issues and some country experiences." By The Editors (...)

Keywords:Equitable Access, Basic Utilities, Public versus Private, Provision, Beyond
Publication Date:
Type/Issue:Policy In Focus/18

You can also download in other languages: