Reforming Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management in Kyrgyzstan

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This report presents recommendations on the reform of economic instruments for water resources management in Kyrgyzstan, specifically on tariffs for urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) and irrigation water, pollution charges, surface water abstraction charges for enterprises (consumptive and non-consumptive uses), specific land tax rates for the Issyk-Kul biosphere reserve, as well as taxes and customs duty on products contributing to water pollution. For each instrument, alternative reform options are identified and assessed, and preferred options put forward, with an action plan.



Methodology for assessing reform options in Kyrgyzstan

This chapter briefly presents the main guiding principles applied in this study as well as the methodology for assessing individual economic instruments and reform options (scenarios for reform) and for presenting the results of the assessment. For each reform option (scenario) expected environmental, social, economic and fiscal impacts are assessed and a synthesis of its policy implications is presented, while recommendations are formulated in the form of a draft Action Plan.


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