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Title: Has efficiency improved after the decentralization in the water in dustryin Venezuela?
Authors: Higuerey Gómez, Ángel Alexander
Trujillo, Lourdes 
González, María Manuela 
UNESCO Clasification: 5312 Economía sectorial
Keywords: Efficiency
Decentralization
Potable water
Sewerage
Distance function
Venezuela
Latin America
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Utilities Policy 
Abstract: The importance of water in life and health of population, especially in developing countries, justifies the comparative study of the performance of undertakings providing potable water and waste water collection. The main objective of this research is to investigate if the decentralization process has led to an improvement of the efficiency in the water industry. Using a stochastic frontier analysis, we show that technical efficiency of Venezuelan water companies remained around 84% and that decentralized companies were more efficient than the centralized ones. The main policy recommendation is that the process of decentralization in the water services should continue.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/35336
ISSN: 0957-1787
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2017.05.003
Source: Utilities Policy[ISSN 0957-1787],v. 49, p. 127-136
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