Rwanda to adopt a new water tariff designed with UN-Habitat
Rwanda introduced a new urban water supply tariff which was designed with the help of UN-Habitat. The new tariff has been designed to move the utility towards full cost recovery.
In line with the pro-poor policy of the UN-Habitat and the water policy of Rwanda, the tariff is structured to protect the urban poor from paying unaffordable prices.
The new water tariff is a good demonstration of how UN-Habitat combines its normative and implementing role to guide and shape government policy.