March 22nd 2016
To celebrate World Water Day, Oxford University is publishing a new report based on the largest known dataset of urban water payment behaviour to promote sustainable finance in Africa. Based on over 500,000 utility payment records and a survey exceeding 1,000 water users in Dar es Salaam, the report finds:
- Utility customers value and actively use multiple payment alternatives (water office, point of sale, electronic/mobile), which increase payment frequency and volume;
- Water offices dominate payment transactions (92%) but electronic and point of sale alternatives complement rather than substitute to improve payment behaviour;
- People paying at multiple alternatives out-perform all alternatives by frequency of payments (7.6 per year) and average annual revenue ($120);
- Greater distance to water offices increased electronic payments reducing social costs (travel time, queuing);
- Socio-economic characteristics (household size, education, employment, gender) did not influence payment behaviours;
- Limitations arose from a lack of data on metered usage, water quality or reliability: these data would improve understanding of variation in payment behaviours.
You can read the full report here.
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