An Empirical Analysis of State and Private-Sector Provision of Water Services in Africa

@inproceedings{Kirkpatrick2006AnEA,
  title={An Empirical Analysis of State and Private-Sector Provision of Water Services in Africa},
  author={Colin Kirkpatrick and David Parker and Yin-Fang Zhang},
  year={2006}
}
Under pressure from donor agencies and international financial institutions such as the World Bank, some developing countries have experimented with the privatization of water services. This article reviews the econometric evidence on the effects of water privatization in developing economies and presents new results using statistical data envelopment analysis and stochastic cost frontier techniques and data from Africa. The analysis fails to show evidence of better performance by private… CONTINUE READING

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