Sector Organization, Governance, and the Inefficiency of African Water Utilities

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Estache, Antonio
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Kouassi, Eugene
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2014-08-08T21:31:50Z
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2014-08-08T21:31:50Z
dc.date.issued
2002-09
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2017-12-14T09:00:08Z
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The authors analyze the determinants of the efficiency levels reached by twenty one African water utilities. They assess efficiency through the estimation of a production frontier for the sector in Africa. The efficiency estimates confirm much of the common perceptions from partial productivity indicators. They point to a great heterogeneity in the African water utilities' performances, the predominance of constant returns to scale, and the great rate of technological progress. And the authors show that the institutional capacity of the country, as well as its governance quality, are significant driving factors in the performance of each firm.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/09/2026461/sector-organization-governance-inefficiency-african-water-utilities
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19274
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 2890
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCEPTABLE QUALITY
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ACCESS TO SAFE WATER
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AVERAGE PRODUCTIVITY
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
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ECONOMETRICS
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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
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ECONOMIC REVIEW
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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ECONOMISTS
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ELASTICITIES
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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
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EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
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EMPLOYMENT
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EXTERNALITIES
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FARMS
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GOOD GOVERNANCE
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INCOME
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INCOME DISTRIBUTION
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INCOME LEVELS
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INPUT USE
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INSURANCE
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LARGE UTILITIES
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MICROECONOMICS
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MUNICIPAL WATER
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MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY
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NUMBER OF CONNECTIONS
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OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
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PERFORMANCE INCENTIVES
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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PRIVATE COMPANIES
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PRIVATE FINANCING
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PRIVATE OPERATORS
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRODUCTION FUNCTIONS
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PRODUCTION PROCESS
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PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PUBLIC UTILITIES
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QUALITY OF WATER
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REGULATORY SUPERVISION
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RETURNS TO SCALE
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RURAL WATER
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SAFE WATER SUPPLY
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SANITATION SERVICES
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SANITATION UTILITIES
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SAVINGS
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SCALE ECONOMIES
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SEWERAGE INDUSTRY
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URBAN AREAS
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URBAN WATER
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UTILITY MANAGER
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WATER ALLOCATION
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WATER COVERAGE
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WATER DISTRIBUTION
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WATER INDUSTRY
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WATER MANAGEMENT
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WATER PRODUCTION
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WATER SECTOR
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WATER SERVICES
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WATER SUPPLY
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WATER UTILITIES
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WATER UTILITY
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WILLINGNESS TO PAY WATER UTILITIES
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EFFICIENCY
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PRODUCTION CAPACITY
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WATER CONSUMPTION
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PRODUCTIVITY ACCOUNTING
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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GOVERNANCE CAPACITY
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Sector Organization, Governance, and the Inefficiency of African Water Utilities
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2002-09
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/09/2026461/sector-organization-governance-inefficiency-african-water-utilities
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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Water
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-2890
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000094946_02101104032679
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
2026461
okr.identifier.report
WPS2890
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/10/25/000094946_02101104032679/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.sector
General water, sanitation and flood protection sector
okr.topic
Water Resources :: Water and Industry
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Public Sector Development :: Decentralization
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Town Water Supply and Sanitation
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Health Economics and Finance
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
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Water Resources :: Water Conservation
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Off of Sr VP Dev Econ/Chief Econ (DECVP)
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1

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