Publication: Managing Investment Climate Reforms: Colombian Ports Sector Reform Case Study
The case of the Colombian ports sector reform illustrates how a concrete and decisive action to remove inefficiencies in the provision of public services may render substantial benefits to the economy as a whole. In the Colombian case, reform was framed within a much broader set of structural changes aimed at modernizing the economy and attaining a higher degree of international exposure. This paper describes the situation of Colombian ports before the reform including a discussion of the political and economic context at the time, critical aspects of reform formulation and implementation and the impacts of reform on transportation costs and on operational efficiency.
“Navarrete, Camilo. 2004. Managing Investment Climate Reforms: Colombian Ports Sector Reform Case Study. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/7aeb1a32-bb32-5017-9949-614ef52426af License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”