The Costs of Corruption for the Poor—The Energy Sector

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9427
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Viewpoint
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Lovei, Laszlo
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McKechnie, Alastair
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2012-08-13T15:04:07Z
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2012-08-13T15:04:07Z
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2000-04
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In recent years the fight against corruption has assumed a key place in development policy, as a way of strengthening economic growth and helping civil society and democracy to function. Corruption not only stifles growth. It also perpetuates or deepens inequality, as the few amass power and wealth at the expense of the many. The energy sector lends itself to corrupt practices. This is a result both of its traditional institutional arrangements-dominated by state monopolies controlling oil, gas, or electricity-and of the sheer amount of cash it can generate. Corruption in energy takes many forms, from petty corruption in meter reading and billing to grand corruption in the allocation of lucrative monopolies. These practices differ in scale but contribute to the same results-weak operational and financial performance and, for the poor in particular, declining service quality or reduced chances of ever accessing network services. The answer to corruption is continuing reform, to reduce the incentive and potential to capture monopoly rents and to increase the transparency of public and private transactions, regulatory structures, and decision-making processes.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/04/2529961/costs-corruption-poor-energy-sector
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Viewpoint. -- Note no. 207 (April 2000)
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11437
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Viewpoint
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMPTION
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AGRICULTURAL ELECTRICITY
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ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE
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ARTIFICIALLY INFLATED RATES
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AUDITS
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AUTHORITY
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CAPTIVE INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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COAL
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COAL INDUSTRY
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COAL MINING
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COAL PRODUCTION
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COAL SECTOR
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COAL SUBSIDIES
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COMPETITIVE BIDDING
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CORRUPT PRACTICES
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CORRUPT UTILITIES
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CORRUPT WORKERS
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CORRUPTION
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CORRUPTION IN ENERGY
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COSTS OF CORRUPTION
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CRUDE OIL
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DEBT
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DEMOCRACY
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DISCLOSURE
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
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DISTRICT HEATING
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DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRICITY BLACKOUTS
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ELECTRICITY COMPANY
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ELECTRICITY COMPANY OFFICIALS
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ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION
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ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS
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ELECTRICITY REGULATOR
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
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ELECTRICITY THEFT
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EMPLOYMENT
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ENERGY COSTS
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ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
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ENERGY PURCHASE
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ENERGY SECTOR MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE
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ENERGY SERVICES
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ENTITLEMENTS
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EXPENDITURE
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EXPENDITURES
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FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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FINANCIAL VIABILITY
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FISCAL
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FUEL
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GAS
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GAS COMPANY
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GAS IMPORTS
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GAS SUPPLY
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GAS SYSTEMS
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GAS TRADER
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GAS TRANSMISSION
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
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GRAND CORRUPTION
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IDEOLOGIES
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ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS
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INCOME
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INEQUALITY
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INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
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JUDICIARY
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LABOR UNIONS
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LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
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MASS MEDIA
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METER READER
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METER READERS
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METER READING
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MINES
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MONOPOLIES
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OIL
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OIL PIPELINE
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OIL SECTOR
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PETTY CORRUPTION
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PIPELINE OPERATOR
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POLITICAL COMMITMENT
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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POLITICAL INFLUENCE
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POLITICAL LEADERS
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POLITICAL PARTY
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POLITICIANS
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PORT AUTHORITIES
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POWER REFORMS
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POWER SECTOR
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POWER SECTOR EMPLOYEES
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POWER STATIONS
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PRICE OF ELECTRICITY
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PRIME MINISTER
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PRODUCERS
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PUBLIC FUNDS
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PUBLIC OFFICIALS
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PUBLIC OPINION
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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RURAL COOPERATIVES
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RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
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RURAL ELECTRIFICATION SECTOR
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SIDE PAYMENTS
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SOCIAL PROGRAMS
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STATE BUDGETS
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TELEVISION
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPARENT PROCEDURES
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UTILITIES
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UTILITY EMPLOYEES
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UTILITY REVENUES
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UTILITY SECTOR
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VESTED INTERESTS
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WHOLESALE GAS MARKET CORRUPTION
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POOR PEOPLE
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ENERGY SECTOR
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POLICY DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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DEMOCRACY
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INEQUALITY
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WEALTH
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OIL
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GAS
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ELECTRICITY
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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NETWORK ACCESS
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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The Costs of Corruption for the Poor—The Energy Sector
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Publications & Research :: Viewpoint
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/04/2529961/costs-corruption-poor-energy-sector
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Governance
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Energy and Extractives
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000090341_20031001140255
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2529961
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26833
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2003/10/01/000090341_20031001140255/Rendered/PDF/268330VP0note0no102070lovei.pdf
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Energy and mining :: General energy sector
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Governance :: National Governance
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Energy :: Energy and Environment
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Energy :: Energy and Poverty Alleviation
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Environment
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Off of VP
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FPD&IFC Chief Econ-WB (FPDVP)
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