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Privatizing Africa's Infrastructure: Promise and Challenge


  • Kerf, M.
  • Smith, W.


This paper, prepared by the Private Sector Development Department at the initiative of the Africa Technical Department of the World Bank, examines the promise and challenge of infrastructure privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa, with particular emphasis on power, telecommunications, water, rail, ports and airports.

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  • Kerf, M. & Smith, W., 1996. "Privatizing Africa's Infrastructure: Promise and Challenge," Papers 337, World Bank - Technical Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:337

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    1. Sylvy Jaglin, 2001. "L'eau potable dans les villes en développement : les modèles marchands face à la pauvreté," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 42(166), pages 275-303.
    2. Laffont, Jean-Jacques & N'Gbo, Ake, 2000. "Cross-subsidies and network expansion in developing countries," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 44(4-6), pages 797-805, May.
    3. Thierry Buchs, 2005. "Privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Lessons from Experiences to Date," Microeconomics 0502007, EconWPA.
    4. Kerf, Michel, 2000. "Do state holding companies facilitate private participation in the water sector? evidence from Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, and Senegal," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2513, The World Bank.
    5. Parker, David & Kirkpatrick, Colin, 2002. "Researching Economic Regulation in Developing Countries: Developing a Methodology for Critical Analysis," Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC) Working papers 30665, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
    6. Patrick PLANE & Karine CHAPELLE, 2002. "Technical Efficiency Measurement within the Ivorian Manufacturing Sector: a Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," Working Papers 200204, CERDI.
    7. Johnstone, Nick & Wood, Libby & Hearne, Robert R., 1999. "The Regulation of Private Sector Participation in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation: Realising Social and Environmental Objectives in Developing Countries," Discussion Papers 24142, International Institute for Environment and Development, Environmental Economics Programme.

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    JEL classification:

    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General
    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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