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La nécessaire évolution des impératifs d'équité et d'efficacité dans la gestion de l'eau potable en Tunisie

Abstract : The water service in Tunisia has been managed for more than forty years by a public company. A social policy, based on a progressive charging system and a national cross-subsidization had accompanied the service development throughout this period. The sector shows currently good performances with access of the entire urban population and about 92% of the rural population to safe water drinking according to 2007 data. It enters thus in a new phase of development. The aim to increase the supply capacity has been replaced by the target to improve the quality of the service : lowering the upper limit of the supplied water salinity, linking scattered rural populations with individual connections... At the same time, the supply costs keep increasing. In this new context, mechanisms in contradiction with the initial objectives of the cross-subsidization system may occur... This thesis will first present a new interpretation of the equity requirements that must guide social policies of a water servicewhen the population access to water is accomplished. Then, it consists on incorporating the compensation mechanisms into an economic regulation disposal that includes both the design of the tariff structure and the institutions in charge of its implementation.
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Sarra Touzi. La nécessaire évolution des impératifs d'équité et d'efficacité dans la gestion de l'eau potable en Tunisie. Gestion et management. Université Pascal Paoli, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00712585⟩



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