Water, electricity, and the poor
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Published by World Bank in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Public utilities -- Developing countries -- Rates.,
  • Subsidies -- Developing countries.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKristin Komives ... [et al.] ; with support from Roohi Abdullah.
SeriesDirections in development (Washington, D.C.)
ContributionsKomives, Kristin., World Bank.
LC ClassificationsHD2768.D444 W38 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20864666M
ISBN 100821363425

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