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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
Year:
2000
Theme:
Poverty, Inequality and Well-being
Abstract:
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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