Regional Review of Water Charge Instruments for Water Management in Latin America and the Caribbean Case Studies of Brazil, México and France

Feb 2003
This is the last version available of this study, in which we will review the water charge experiences in France, Mexico and Brazil. However, prior to country cases, the next chapter sets the theoretical and conceptual boundaries of the study. It will not attempt to propose new analytical insights relevant to economic instruments. Instead it will point out the most important issues brought up in the literature that will be useful to the understanding and the evaluation of the country case. In doing so, it will not only present these theoretical and practical issues but also it will bring in existing experiences that will help to elucidate the discussion. These country reviews were undertaken by local experts and are presented in the following sequence: France in Chapter 3, Mexico in Chapter 4 and Brazil in Chapter 5.