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Le développement du réseau de gaz naturel au Caire : une réforme qui pénalise les quartiers informels

Abstract : The development of the network of natural gas in Cairo aims to achieve significant gains for the State budget, while it should theoretically improve the access of the poor to this infrastructure and the cost of it. However, in reality, the expensive cost of connection and technical constraints linked to the security of buildings exclude many deprived households. The households' capacity to pay has been overestimated, whereas during a first period, the neighborhoods of the city center, most of them well off, have enjoyed strongly subsidized connections. In the same time, the supply of bottled gas is frequently hit by scarcity crisis, especially in popular neighborhoods, because of the bad regulation of the commerce, handed over to the informal sector. The reform also entails a revision of the tariff, which should articulate financial efficiency and social justice in better targeting the needy beneficiaries, but whose modalities are complex to devise. The article claims, in the context of revolution, for a reform that is not limited to economical and financial stakes but that include a deep transformation of public policies.
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Jimmy Markoum, Éric Verdeil. Le développement du réseau de gaz naturel au Caire : une réforme qui pénalise les quartiers informels. " Printemps arabes " et fabrique urbaine : enjeux relatifs aux quartiers informels et nouvelles perspectives d'action, séminaire Served, Dec 2011, Paris, France. pp.109-117. ⟨halshs-00857531⟩

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