This technical document reviews water charge instruments for water management. After presenting a summary review of the literature, this study analyzes water charge experiences in France, Mexico and Brazil. Each country evaluation is organized along four guidelines covering topics of relevance for the application of a policy instrument, namely: (i) policy analysis phase (the policy setting in which the water economic instrument (EI) was introduced as a mean of achieving policy goals); (ii) instrument design phase (the theoretical, institutional and legal basis on which the EI was conceived); and (iii) instrument implementation phase (successes and failures of the EI application and its review process).
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Topics: Water, Environment, Economic Analysis, Policy Instruments, Financial Mechanisms
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2003