The Role of Institutional Design in the Conduct of Infrastructure Industry Reforms – An Illustration Through Telecommunications in Developing Countries

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dc.contributor.author Gasmi, Farid
dc.contributor.author Noumba, Paul
dc.contributor.author Recuero Virto, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-27T10:37:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-27T10:37:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Gasmi, F., Noumba, P., Recuero Virto, L. (2008). The role of institutional design in the conduct of infrastructure industry reforms – An illustration through telecommunications in developing countries. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 9, 4-16. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19776 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19776
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19776
dc.description.abstract This paper is concerned with the role of political and economic institutions in the conduct of the infrastructure industries reform process in developing countries. Our point of departure is that the specific features of these countries' economies should be accounted for when considering policy design. We discuss the main results and policy lessons drawn from two studies of the telecommunications sector based on an econometric analysis of time-series-cross-sectional data on developed and developing countries. We synthesise the main empirical findings and policy implications pertaining to two issues. The first issue concerns the impact of the quality of institutions on the function of regulation. Our review points to the fact that political accountability of institutional systems is a key determinant of regulatory performance, in particular in developing countries. The second issue relates to the factors that shape the sectoral reforms themselves and the impact of these reforms on the development of the industry in developing countries. Our main conclusion is that countries’ institutional risk and financial constraints are among the major factors that explain which reforms are actually implemented.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.subject Political accountability,Reforms, Infrastructure industries and Developing countries
dc.title The Role of Institutional Design in the Conduct of Infrastructure Industry Reforms – An Illustration Through Telecommunications in Developing Countries en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19776


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  • SAJIC Issue 9, 2008
    Articles on infrastructure industry reforms, mobile access and usage, media discourse analysis of MXit, computer networks in higher education, African regulatory authority benchmarking

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