The broad objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to study the pricing of water and sanitation, energy, and transport services in the region. The setting of prices responds to different objectives (productive, allocative and distributive efficiency) that in their practical implementation generate trade-offs. In a first stage, this TC will focus on pricing and its impact on equity. Technological disruption is changing the provision of services, impacting the sustainability of pricing systems, most of which have significant cross-subsidies between group of consumers. The most common pricing practice in developed countries and LAC will be reviewed. In a second stage, a network of centers will be organized to identify and evaluate the impact of recent pricing reforms on distributive and allocative efficiency. Finally, the results of the TC will be disseminated.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).