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Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa

dc.contributor.author Kessides, Ioannis N.
dc.contributor.author Noll, Roger G.
dc.contributor.author Benjamin, Nancy C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-19T19:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-19T19:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-01
dc.description.abstract In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that significant welfare gains could be realized through deep forms of regional integration which entail harmonization of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks. Reforms that reduce cross-border transaction costs and improve the performance of backbone infrastructure services are arguably even more important for the creation of an open, unified regional economic space than trade policy reforms narrowly defined. This paper assesses the potential gains from regionalized telecommunications policy in West Africa. To this end, the paper: (i) discusses how regional cooperation can overcome national limits in technical expertise, enhance the capacity of nations credibly to commit to stable regulatory policy, and ultimately facilitate infrastructure investment in the region; (ii) identifies trade-distorting regulations that inhibit opportunities for regional trade and economic development, and so are good candidates for regional trade negotiations to reduce indirect trade barriers; and (iii) describes substantive elements of a harmonized regional regulatory policy that can deliver immediate performance benefits. en
dc.identifier http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20091111153540
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4316
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5126
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
dc.subject PERFORMANCE BENEFITS
dc.subject REGIONALIZED TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
dc.subject REGIONAL INTEGRATION
dc.subject REGULATORY POLICY
dc.subject TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
dc.subject TRADE BARRIERS
dc.subject WELFARE GAINS
dc.title Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20091111153540
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-5126
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000158349_20091111153540
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 11341818
okr.identifier.report WPS5126
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2009/11/11/000158349_20091111153540/Rendered/PDF/WPS5126.pdf en
okr.region.geographical West Africa
okr.topic Transport
okr.unit Development Research Group (DECRG)
okr.volume 1 of 1
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relation.isSeriesOfPublication 26e071dc-b0bf-409c-b982-df2970295c87
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