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Demand For Domestic Pipe-water Services In Urban Ghana

Congress: 2015
Author(s): Anthony Amoah (Norwich, UK)


Keyword(s): Sub-theme 14: Valuing water: monetary and non-monetary dimensions,
AbstractAbstract: This paper seeks to combine competing valuation techniques to estimate demand for piped water services in a developing country, Ghana. Three different functions are estimated with three different econometric applications to determine the best method for developing countries like Ghana. The study further seek to justify with valuation estimates the economic viability of private sector involvement in the water sector as proposed by the World Bank (1993). Several validation checks and controls as recommended by FAO (2000) are followed in providing valid valuation estimates. The study recommends the best method for non-market valuation in developing countries with similar characteristics and also determine the viability of private sector involvement in the water sector to policy makers. 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, 2000): "Applications of the contingent valuation method in developing countries: A survey", FAO Economic and Social Development Paper 146, Italy. 2. World Bank Water Demand Research Team. (1993): "The demand for water in rural areas: determinants and policy implications." The World Bank Research Observer, 8(1), 47-70.
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