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The Impact of Privatization and Regulation of Utilities and Social Services in Latin America
- Project name/title
- The Impact of Privatization and Regulation of Utilities and Social Services in Latin America
- Poverty, Inequality and Well-being
- Latin America has now privatised a large number of utilities (water, electricity, transport, and telecommunications) and now makes more use of market approaches to delivery in the social sectors (education and health). Privatisation has major consequences for efficiency (and therefore long-term growth), consumer welfare and income distribution. But insufficient attention has been paid to regulating privatised enterprises in the public interest. The project will assess how privatisation and regulation processes can be improved, particularly in the light of experience elsewhere (the UK for instance).
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