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World development report 1994 : infrastructure for development
World development report 1994, the seventeenth in this annual series, examines the link between infrastructure and development and explores ways in which developing countries can improve both theExpand
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How Different Is the Efficiency of Public and Private Water Companies in Asia
Several studies have compared the efficiency of publicly and privately owned water utilities and reached conflicting conclusions on the impact of ownership on efficiency. This article providesExpand
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Infrastructure: A survey of recent and upcoming issues
This paper surveys the recent academic empirical economic literature on the main current infrastructure policy issues in developing and transition economies--infrastructure is defined here as all theExpand
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Sector Organization, Governance, and the Inefficiency of African Water Utilities
The authors analyze the determinants of the efficiency levels reached by twenty one African water utilities. They assess efficiency through the estimation of a production frontier for the sector inExpand
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Efficiency Gains from Port Reform and the Potential for Yardstick Competition: Lessons from Mexico
This paper shows how measures of relative efficiency performance could promote yardstick competition between port infrastructure operators. The illustration is based on a study of the efficiencyExpand
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Utilities Reforms and Corruption in Developing Countries
This paper shows empirically that "privatization" in the energy, telecommunications, and water sectors, and the introduction of independent regulators in those sectors, have not always had theExpand
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The Case for International Coordination of Electricity Regulation: Evidence from the Measurement of Efficiency in South America
A decade long experience shows that monitoring the performance of public and private monopolies in South America is proving to be the hard part of the reform process. The operators who control mostExpand
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PPI Partnerships vs. PPI Divorces in LDCs
In the last 15 years, a variety of public private-partnerships in infrastructure have been adopted throughout the developing and transition world. Because many of these experiences are also turningExpand
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Winners and Losers from the Privatization and Regulation of Utilities: Lessons from a General Equilibrium Model of Argentina
A computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is used to estimate the macroeconomic and distributional effects of the privatization and regulation of utilities in Argentina, begun in 1989. Based onExpand
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Toward a Theory of Regulation for Developing Countries: Following Jean-Jacques Laffont's Lead
The efficient operation and expansion of infrastructures in developing countries is crucial for growth and poverty reduction. However, recent reforms aimed at improving the performance of theseExpand
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