Privatisation in the Electricity Industries of West Africa
Article from: OGEL 3 (2004), in Energy, Institutional Reforms and Development in Latin America
In this paper we assess the different methods of privatisation carried out in this region since 1990 by covering a number of experiences. The public service industries have long been outside the reforms of the public sector and macroeconomic policies, but the issues of inefficiencies and the public debt justify reforms. However the low quality of assets in certain countries and the deficiencies of the institutional environment limit the privatisation options. Besides resilience and dilatory methods of reform such as public enterprise corporatisation which do not solve the ...