Publication: Does the Private Sector Deliver on its Promises? Evidence from a Global Study in Water and Electricity
Is private operation better than public when it comes to utilities; a recent global study funded by the World Bank and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) examines the effect of private sector participation in electricity distribution and water and sanitation services. Using a data set of more than 1,200 utilities in 71 developing and transition economies, the study finds that privately operated utilities convincingly outperform state-run ones in operational performance and labor productivity.
“Gassner, Katharina; Popov, Alexander; Pushak, Nataliya. 2008. Does the Private Sector Deliver on its Promises? Evidence from a Global Study in Water and Electricity. Gridlines; No. 36. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/5cc9fc68-d323-5b42-a6f3-3620e8254b40 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”