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Utility pricing and the poor

Utility pricing and the poor

lessons from Armenia


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Published by World Bank in Washington, DC .
Written in English

  • Poor -- Energy assistance -- Armenia.,
  • Public utilities -- Rates -- Armenia.,
  • Electric utilities -- Rates -- Armenia.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJulian A. Lampietti.
    SeriesWorld Bank technical paper -- no. 497
    ContributionsLampietti, Julian A., World Bank.
    LC ClassificationsHC415.17.Z9 P638 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 38 o. ;
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22458683M
    ISBN 100821349228

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