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Reforming Infrastructure: Privatization, Regulation, and Competition

Credible Regulation Vital For Infrastructure Reform To Reduce Poverty, Says World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2004 — A new World Bank study finds that credible regulation is essential to ensure that reforms involving restructuring or privatization of infrastructure utilities such as water, power, transportation and telecommunications improve their performance and help reduce poverty.

"Getting infrastructure reform right is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals on reducing child mortality and empowering women,” says Franšois Bourguignon, the World Bank's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, who directs the Bank's Development Economics department, which produced the study. "While there was probably some 'irrational exuberance' in recent years on the potential benefits of privatization, the fact is that utilities in developing countries need private financing to maintain and expand services to the poor.”

Press Materials
Press Release in English, (115k pdf), French, & Spanish.
Reforming Infrastructure: Privatization, Regulation, and Competition
Complete Report as One File (3.7mb pdf)
Contents, Foreword, & Executive Summary (195k pdf)
Ch. 1: The New Paradigm for Network Utilities (195k pdf)
Ch. 2: Crafting Regulation for Privatized Infrastructure (185k pdf)
Ch. 3: Restructuring Electricity Supply (185k pdf)
Ch. 4: Managing Private Participation in Transportation (140k pdf)
Ch. 5: Reforming the Water Sector (140k pdf)
Ch. 6: An Agenda for Action (80k pdf)
References (120k pdf)