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AbstractThe Philippines has been unable to meet
its growing demand for adequate water services. Indeed, the
share of the population with access to water has fallen,
particularly among the poor, as a result of frequent
political turnover, fragmented regulatory oversight, and
lack of coordination among service providers. Many
communities have struggled with governance issues caused by
overlapping responsibilities among local, provincial, and
national authorities for planning, financing, tariff
setting, and sector oversight. Communities also have been
unable to raise funds for the new connections needed to meet
the rising consumer demand. One province, thanks to the
political will of its governor, is exploring how best to
respond to the issues of governance and unmet demand. After
first dissolving the local Water District, the province is
introducing an output-based aid approach to water supply
under a concession contract. The private operator will be
paid on the basis of performance, receiving a payment from
the government for each connection made to a household
preidentified as poor.
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