OECD Development Centre Policy Insights

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The OECD Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and fosters debate and discussion to seek creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges. OECD Development Centre Policy Insights is a series of policy-oriented occasional papers drawn from the Development Centre’s Work Programme. All titles are generally available in the two official languages of the OECD: English and French.

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The Privatisation of Infrastructure

One Size Does Not Fit All

  • There is no unique model of reform for infrastructure that is equally applicable to all countries.
  • Fixed-line privatisation has often failed due to weak economic and institutional endowments.
  • Governments and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) should consider alternative options to privatisation to increase fixed-line performance.


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