This review is designed to assist the development community and policy makers in other countries who may be contemplating railway privatization. The report is principally concerned with the results of privatization rather than the processes or detailed concession structures, which have varied from country to country depending on diverse local circumstances. This report is concerned with the results of the African concessions. The report contains three main sections: (i) A summary of the background to railway development in sub-Saharan Africa to the start of the 1990's, together with a list of the railway privatizations and concessions undertaken over the last 10 years and a brief description of the main concessionaires; (ii) A more detailed presentation of the thirteen concessions, particularly the three which have been operating the longest ; (iii) An assessment of the overall results of railway privatization/concessioning.
Reforming Infrastructure : Privatization, Regulation, and Competition
This report indicates that although privatization, competitive restructuring, and regulatory reforms improve infrastructure performance, several issues must be considered and conditions met for these measures to achieve their public interest goals.
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Vietnam Water Sector Reform/Regulation
This report undertaken by the World Bank Water & Sanitation Program has two objectives (a) Providing guidance/recommendations concerning the reform proposals of state owned enterprises operating in the field of water supply and urban sanitation and (b) Providing guidance/recommendations concerning economic management options for service providers.