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Linkages between and obligations of Government, Regulators and Operators • Institutional set up varies from one country to another. • Utilities are required to submit their performance indicators when applying for tariff adjustments. • Need to facilitate exchanges between utilities. ii). Financial viability of utilities – financial markets require credit rating of utilities • Possibility of bankability of utilities by local financial institutions • Commercial/financial institutions require credit rating of utilities. • Benchmarking/financial indicators to establish credit-worthiness of utilities. Footnote – Categorization of Utilities. • The need to put the information received from utilities in context. • Capture unique characteristics and situations of different utilities. • Benchmarking is a process on an issue by issue- bulk supply, distribution, customer care, --to put information received from utilities in context. • Not constrained by differences in utilities.
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Score: 531988.77 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...esentations/working_group2.pdf
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Key words: intellectual property, utility models, industrial designs, utilization, Kenya. 1. (...) This paper attempts to analyze the level of utilization of industrial designs and utility models protection in Africa. (...) Rose Adhiambo Mboya, Utilization of Industrial Designs and Utility Models in Africa: Case Study of Kenya 142 3.1.1 UTILIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS IN KENYA The levels of utilization of industrial designs by various actors are presented in Table 1 and 2 below.
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Score: 530633.6 - https://www.wto.org/english/tr..._13_2018_african_edition_e.pdf
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Basic starting point : – Drinking water is provided by utilities. – Thus, subsidies should be given to utilities so that they could pass it on to consumers. (...) Kenya, standposts) Impact of Utility Subsidies : Sustainability of Utilities Structural tendency to underfinancing by governments, combined with reluctance to make people pay “too much” for water, results in : Declining quality of service – people / industries have to secure consumption from other providers – higher rates for industrial customers may lead industries to opt out – further undermines the financing base of the utility – more rapid degradation of the assets Low incentives to efficiency improvement for utilities – higher efficiency => less transfers ? (...) – How can current subsidies be reformed to decrease leakage and increase coverage (simulations)? Reforming Utility Subsidies 2) Separate subsidies from finance Social concerns are highly legitimate, but Responsibility to assist poor customers belongs to government, not utility Sustainable tariffs are the best guarantee to sustained services and investment by utilities – Better management of existing assets – Attracts additional investment Make subsidies more transparent (consumer versus utility) and efficient (targeted versus across-the board) Provides better incentives for utilities and governments – Utilities : improve efficiency and sustainability – Government : financially assume subsidies – Links with output-based aid Overall recommendation in other fields (e.g. housing) 9 Beyond Utility Subsidies Crucial benefits provided by access to safe water; yet only a fraction of population covered by public networks.
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Score: 529037 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...rica/presentations/leblanc.pdf
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In this regard, much can be achieved by blending, pooling and co-financing of ODA and local resources, credit worthiness of utilities, as well as better management of water utilities which is imperative to acquire additional funds. (...) Towards this aim, it is essential to implement actions such as: criteria for customer satisfaction, evaluating the performance of utility managers, water quality evaluation, serving the poor as well as creating gender balance in the utilities etc. 6. (...) Developing partnerships among water operators was considered as an important mechanism through which less efficient utilities can learn from more competent utilities on a not-for-profit basis.
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Score: 528993.95 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...p_africa/nairobi_statement.pdf
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Microsoft Word - working paper.doc THE WATER UTILITY PARTNERSHIP CURRENT STATUS, STRATEGIC AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK General information about the Water Utility Partnership 1 1. (...) General information about the Water Utility Partnership 9 The new indicators were piloted with core group utilities. (...) Utilities were then assisted to develop Performance Improvement Plans through utility visits followed by another meeting of the utilities.
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Score: 526800.24 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...p_africa/presentations/wup.pdf
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The status referred to in the preceding number shall be attributed in the following modalities: a) Tourism Utility for Installation; b) Tourism Utility for Operation; c) Tourism Utility for Remodeling. 3. (...) The tourism establishments or undertakings that on the date this Law goes into effect have been declared of Tourism Utility under a prior title, are considered to under the Installation Tourism Utility status. 2. The establishments and undertakings that on the date this Law goes into effect have been declared to have definitive Tourism Utility status, are considered under the Operational Tourism Utility status.
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Score: 525696.24 - https://www.wto.org/english/th.../cpv_e/WTACCCPV20A2_LEG_13.pdf
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Country Overview - 4 - QUESTIONNAIRE For Utilities Participating in the Capacity Building Workshop on Partnerships for Improving the Performance of Water Utilities in the African Region 06-08 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya Date:       Country:       City:       Name of Water Utility serving City:       Address:       Head of Water Utility Name:       Title:       Contact Telephone Number(s):       Contact Fax Number(s):       Contact Email:       Year Utility was formed:       I. GENERAL UTILITY OVERVIEW a) Is the Water Utility FORMCHECKBOX Part of Government Department FORMCHECKBOX Government Corporation/Enterprise FORMCHECKBOX Other, please explain:       b) Is the water utility FORMCHECKBOX Regulator FORMCHECKBOX Operator FORMCHECKBOX Regulator and Operator c) Is there a private sector involvement in the Water Utility? (...) OUTLOOK ABOUT PRIORITIES a) Priority needs of water utility for improving its service efficiency: 1)       2)       3)       b) Cooperation with other water utilities?
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Score: 524421.7 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...hop_africa/wuQuestionnaire.doc
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Country Overview - 4 - QUESTIONNAIRE For Utilities Participating in the Capacity Building Workshop on Partnerships for Improving the Performance of Water Utilities in the Asia and Pacific Region 25-27 July 2006, Bangkok, Thailand Date:       Country:       City:       Name of Water Utility serving City:       Address:       Head of Water Utility Name:       Title:       Contact Telephone Number(s):       Contact Fax Number(s):       Contact Email:       Year Utility was formed:       I. GENERAL UTILITY OVERVIEW a) Is the Water Utility FORMCHECKBOX Part of Government Department FORMCHECKBOX Government Corporation/Enterprise FORMCHECKBOX Other, please explain:       b) Is the water utility FORMCHECKBOX Regulator FORMCHECKBOX Operator FORMCHECKBOX Regulator and Operator c) Is there a private sector involvement in the Water Utility? (...) OUTLOOK ABOUT PRIORITIES a) Priority needs of water utility for improving its service efficiency: 1)       2)       3)       b) Cooperation with other water utilities?
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Score: 524421.7 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...orkshop_asia/questionnaire.doc
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In this regard, much can be achieved by blending, pooling and co-financing of ODA and local resources, credit worthiness of utilities, as well as better management of water utilities which is imperative to acquire additional funds. (...) Towards this aim, it is essential to implement actions such as: criteria for customer satisfaction, evaluating the performance of utility managers, water quality evaluation, serving the poor as well as creating gender balance in the utilities etc. 6. (...) Developing partnerships among water operators was considered as an important mechanism through which less efficient utilities can learn from more competent utilities on a not-for-profit basis.
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Score: 524148.05 - https://sdgs.un.org/sites/defa...ocuments/nairobi_statement.pdf
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Against this background, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development is organizing a capacity building workshop for the senior water utility managers of the Asia and Pacific Region. It will serve as a forum for sharing country-specific knowledge and experiences about the nature and extent of policy and institutional reforms implemented in public utilities of various countries, and their impact on improving the performance of utilities. (...) (i) issues and challenges in urban water supply; (ii) strengthening partnerships between regulators and operators; (iii) making water utilities financially sustainable; (iv) improving the performance of public water utilities; and (v) launching the water operators’ partnership. (...) Results of this workshop will lead to improved south-south cooperation, especially among water utilities.
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Score: 524001.3 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...orkshop_asia/workshopbrief.pdf
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