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OECD printed the final report on Economic Regulatory System for the water supply and sanitation system (WSS) in the Republic of Moldova, produced with financial support from the EU under EUWI+.

This report aims to support the development of a sound economic regulatory system for the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in the Republic of Moldova (hereafter “Moldova”).

The prevailing policy framework calls for drastic developments in WSS to modernise and optimise WSS systems and improve operational efficiency (non-revenue water, staff-output ratios etc.) – in line with domestic and international commitments (including the Association Agreement with the European Union, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the national WSS strategy).

This report outlines ways and means for strengthening the capacity of the Moldovan government to provide sound regulation and that of WSS operators to deliver higher standards of service while ensuring the affordability of WSS services. Such a transition cannot happen overnight. It requires a sound economic regulatory system conducive to affordability, cost recovery and debt servicing, and a realistic performance improvement path for water utilities.

You can read this report online or download the PDF version on OECD website.

Economic analysis for Water and Sanitation System is one instrument of economic control required by the EU Water Framework Directive for River Basin Management Planning.

River basin management plan schema

Schema of RBMP development ©OIEau