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Local waste management in the Czech Republic: Limits and merits of public-private partnership and contracting out

Jana Soukopová, Gabriela Vaceková and Daniel Klimovský

Utilities Policy, 2017, vol. 48, issue C, 201-209

Abstract: The paper focuses on the efficiency of different forms of local service delivery in the Czech waste collection market, which shows a high degree of concentration. Based on data collected in 2014 from 2065 municipalities, the results of regression analysis indicate that public-private partnerships are more expensive than other delivery forms. Contracting out leads to cost savings, especially for larger municipalities. The results for municipalities with fewer than 500 inhabitants show that a crucial role in municipal cost reduction is played by inter-municipal cooperation.

Keywords: Waste collection; Public-private partnerships; Municipal costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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