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Belarus Heat Tariff Reform and Social Impact Mitigation

World Bank Publications
Publication date: September 2015
ISBN: 9781464806971
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The Government of the Republic of Belarus (GoB) plans to increase district heating tariffs to cost-recovery levels and gradually phase out subsidies, replacing them with social assistance programs. Residential DH tariffs in Belarus are currently at roughly 10†"21 percent of cost-recovery levels. DH subsidies are highly regressive, add costs to business, and create significant fiscal risks and macroeconomic vulnerabilities. The study analyzes the social, sectoral, and fiscal impacts of the proposed tariff reform, and identifies and recommends measures to mitigate adverse impacts of district heating tariff increases on the households. The analysis shows that a negative social impact is manageable if a tariff increase is accompanied by countervailing measures to compensate for the loss of purchasing power, in particular of the poor, through targeted social assistance and energy efficiency programs. The reform is more likely to be successful if communication campaigns to address consumer concerns are carried out before significant price increases, and consumer engagement and monitoring systems are established. When tariff reform and mitigation measures are properly sequenced and coordinated, the reform will become more socially acceptable, consumers will benefit from better quality of services, the government will achieve positive fiscal savings, and the DH sector will become sustainable in the long term. The study analyzes the social, sectoral, and fiscal impacts of the proposed district heating tariff reform in Belarus, and identifies and recommends measures to mitigate adverse impacts of district heating tariff increases on the households.
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Belarus Heat Tariff Reform and Social Impact Mitigation ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Denzel Hankinson
World Bank Publications, September 2015
ISBN: 9781464806971
EAN:  9781464806971
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List Price: $24.99 eBook price: $22.99
Belarus Heat Tariff Reform and Social Impact Mitigation PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Denzel Hankinson
World Bank Publications, September 2015
ISBN: 9781464806971
EAN:  2370006809098
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List Price: $24.99 eBook price: $22.99