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A Quarter Century Effort Yet to Come of Age : A Survey of Power Sector Reforms in Developing Countries

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Jamasb, Tooraj
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Nepal, Rabindra
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Timilsina, Govinda R.
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2015-07-17T18:04:35Z
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2015-07-17T18:04:35Z
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2015-06
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2017-12-13T08:53:26Z
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It has been more than two decades since the widespread initiation of global power sector reforms and restructuring. However, empirical evidence on the intended microeconomic, macroeconomic, and quality-related impacts of reforms across developing countries is lacking. This paper comprehensively reviews the empirical and theoretical literature on the linkages between power sector reforms, economic and technical efficiency, and poverty reduction. The review finds that the extent of power sector reforms has varied across developing countries in terms of changes in market structures, the role of the state, and the regulation of the sector. Overall, the reforms have improved the efficiency and productivity in the sector among many reforming countries. However, the efficiency gains have not always reached the end consumers because of the inability of sector regulators and inadequate regulatory frameworks. Reforms alleviate poverty and promote the welfare of the poor only when the poor have access to electricity. From a policy-making perspective, this implies that the reforms need to be supplemented with additional measures for accelerating electrification to help the poor.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/06/24687055/quarter-century-effort-yet-come-age-survey-power-sector-reforms-developing-countries
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22211
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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. 7330
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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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EMPLOYMENT
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PUBLIC UTILITIES
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POWER PLANTS
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ENERGY MARKETS
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ELECTRICITY SECTOR
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RETAIL COMPETITION
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PLANT PERFORMANCE
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RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERS
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CARBON DIOXIDE
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PRICE OF ELECTRICITY
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GAS TURBINES
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ELECTRICITY TARIFF
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CARBON
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ENERGY PRICING
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PRIVATIZATION
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ACTIVITIES
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POWER CRISIS
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POWER PRICES
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GENERATION
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RETAIL ELECTRICITY
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COSTS OF ELECTRICITY
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EMISSIONS
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GAS PRICES
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INVESTMENTS IN ENERGY
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POWER SUPPLY
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INCENTIVES
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CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
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PRICING
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GAS
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WHOLESALE PRICE
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PRICE
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EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT
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ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY
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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
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ELECTRIC UTILITIES
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AMOUNT OF POWER
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GENERATION CAPACITY
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ELECTRICITY UTILITIES
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ENERGY POLICIES
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EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS
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POWER INDUSTRY
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INDEPENDENT REGULATORY
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TROPICS
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OIL
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POWER SYSTEMS
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POWER GENERATION
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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
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POWER SECTOR
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GROSS ELECTRICITY GENERATION
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CAPACITY
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ENERGY SUPPLY
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GOLD
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ELECTRIFICATION
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RURAL ENERGY
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OPTIONS
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POWER GENERATORS
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DISTRIBUTION LOSSES
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
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ENERGY POLICY
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COMPETITIVE SEGMENTS
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ACCESS TO ENERGY SERVICES
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POWER DISTRIBUTION
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POWER PRODUCERS
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SERVICE RELIABILITY
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POWER SECTOR REFORMS
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ENERGY CONSUMPTION
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ACCESS TO ENERGY
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SUPPLY INDUSTRY
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LEAD
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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DOMESTIC COAL
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COMMERCIAL ENERGY
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ELECTRIC POWER
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BALANCE
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POWER CORPORATION
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LOAD FACTOR
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UTILITIES
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SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY
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POWER
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ELECTRICITY
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GRID ELECTRIFICATION
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QUALITY OF ENERGY
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
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CLIMATE
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HYDROPOWER
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ELECTRICITY GENERATION
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ELECTRICITY TARIFFS
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WHOLESALE POWER
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VALUE OF ENERGY
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UNBUNDLING
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ENERGY PRICES
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REGULATION
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LOW- CARBON
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REFLECTIVITY
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ENERGY PRODUCTION
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TURBINES
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TAX REVENUE
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TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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HIGH ENERGY LOSSES
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ELECTRICITY PRICES
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ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY
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ENERGY SYSTEMS
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ENERGY LOSSES
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INVESTMENT
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TARIFF STRUCTURE
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ELECTRICITY PRICE
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INVESTMENTS IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
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COAL
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TARIFF
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ENERGY ECONOMICS
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FUEL
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REGULATORS
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LESS
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EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
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AVAILABILITY
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COAL GAS
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RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
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INVESTMENTS
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ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION
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POWER PRICING
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PLANT EFFICIENCY
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COAL PRICE
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PRICES
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APPROACH
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GRID ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRICAL POWER
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BENEFITS
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ENERGY
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ELECTRICITY UTILITY
dc.title
A Quarter Century Effort Yet to Come of Age
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A Survey of Power Sector Reforms in Developing Countries
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Working Paper
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2015-06-23
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/06/24687055/quarter-century-effort-yet-come-age-survey-power-sector-reforms-developing-countries
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Energy and Extractives
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7330
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090224b082f7b50a_1_0
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24687055
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WPS7330
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/06/23/090224b082f7b50a/1_0/Rendered/PDF/A0quarter0cent0developing0countries.pdf
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Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Economics
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Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Regulation
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Energy :: Electric Power
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Energy :: Energy Policies & Economics
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Energy :: Energy Sector Regulation
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Energy :: Energy and Economic Development
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Environment and Energy Team, Development Research Group

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