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Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)

The Philippines power sector underwent a substantial and largely complete reform process. Following a severe shortage of supply in the late 1980s and the Asian Financial crisis of 1997, which made the dollar-denominated debt of the National Power Corporation extremely burdensome, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act was passed in 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8853 MAY 13, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Pakistan (English)

Pakistan's power sector underwent a substantial, if protracted, reform process. Beginning with an independent power producer program in 1994, the full unbundling of the national vertically integrated power and water utility, the Water and Power Development Authority, and the establishment of a regulatory entity, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, followed in 1997, paving the way for the eventual privatization of one major distribution utility, Karachi Electric, in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8842 MAY 06, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Taking stock of the impact of power utility reform in developing countries : a literature review (English)

This paper reviews recent literature on the impacts of various components of power sector reform on the performance of electric utilities in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8460 MAY 31, 2018

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)

The electricity sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in the grip of an apparent paradox. Although the region is home to the world's largest oil and gas reserves and has been able to maintain electricity access rates of close to 100 percent in most of its economies, it may not be able to cater to the future electricity needs of its fast-growing population and their business activities. ... See More +

Brief 122842 JAN 01, 2018

Mahgoub Hamid,Mohamad Ibrahim Mahmoud; Bacon,Robert W.; Estache,Antonio; Camos Daurella,Daniel Disclosed

Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)

The electricity sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in the grip of an apparent paradox. Although the region continues to hold the world’s largest oil and gas reserves and has been able to maintain electricity access rates of close to hundred percent in most of its economies, it may not be in a position to cater to the future electricity needs of its fast-growing population and their business activities. ... See More +

Publication 121006 NOV 07, 2017

Camos,Daniel; Bacon,Robert W.; Estache,Antonio; Hamid,Mohamad M. Disclosed

Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)

Analysis of household expenditure surveys since 2008 in 22 Sub-Saharan African countries shows that one-third of all people use electricity. As expected, users are disproportionately urban and rich. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7789 AUG 09, 2016

Kojima,Masami; Zhou,Xin; Han,Jeesun; De Wit,Joerie Frederik; Bacon,Robert W.; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)

The objective of this paper is to help project teams better articulate the link between their projects and the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 104866 APR 01, 2016

Bacon,Robert W.; Kojima,Masami Disclosed

Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review (Vol. 2) : Assessment of energy poverty papers (English)

The objective of this paper is to help project teams better articulate the link between their projects and the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 104866 APR 01, 2016

Bacon,Robert W.; Kojima,Masami Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 19, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela French Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 16, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela English Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Main report (English)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 01, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela French Disclosed

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Rapport principal (French)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 01, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela English Disclosed

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris Disclosed

Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)

The state of national labor markets has always been a concern for governments and development agencies such as the World Bank. Key labor market indicators, such as the rate of unemployment, send signals about the health of an economy and mirror citizens' attitudes. ... See More +

Publication 74918 JAN 17, 2013

Bacon,Robert W.; Estache,Antonio; Ianchovichina,Elena; Salamon,Ilhem Disclosed

Who uses bottled gas ? evidence from households in developing countries (English)

Household surveys in Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka were analyzed using a two-stage Heckman model to examine the factors influencing the decision to use liquefied petroleum gas (stage 1) and, among users, the quantity consumed per person (stage 2). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5731 JUL 01, 2011

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Zhou, Xin Disclosed

Issues in estimating the employment generated by energy sector activities (English)

Many recent studies and reports on the performance of the energy sector have focused on the employment generated by investment. Governments, planning their energy futures, are also interested in the job creation benefits and possible identification of skill shortages that may emerge from a large energy program. ... See More +

Working Paper 82732 JUN 01, 2011

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Expenditure of low-income households on energy : evidence from Africa and Asia (English)

Patterns of household energy use and expenditure have been the subject of a large number of studies. Household expenditures on energy-particularly, how much the poor spend-have policy implications for several reasons. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 54929 JUN 01, 2010

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Bhattacharya, Soma; Disclosed

Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)

This paper aims to provide those working in developing countries with a review of the issues that can help address the four questions: 1) are petroleum product margins excessively high at certain times? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56249 JUN 01, 2010

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Changes in CO2 emissions from energy use : a multicountry decomposition analysis (English)

The continued growth of global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and their likely adverse effects on global warming are focusing debate on the contribution of various countries to total emissions and the comparability of efforts across countries in mitigating these emissions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51117 OCT 01, 2009

Kojima, Masami; Bacon, Robert; Disclosed

Changing patterns of household expenditures on energy : a case study of Indonesia and Pakistan (English)

This paper applies a decomposition technique using a log mean Divisia index to two sets of household surveys taken several years apart in Indonesia and Pakistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 49968 JUN 01, 2009

Bacon, Robert; Bhattacharya, Soma; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

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Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)
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MAY 13, 2019 WPS8853 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Pakistan (English)
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MAY 06, 2019 WPS8842 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking stock of the impact of power utility reform in developing countries : a literature review (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 WPS8460 Policy Research Working Paper
Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122842 Brief
Shedding light on electricity utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : insights from a performance diagnostic (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121006 Publication
Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)
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AUG 09, 2016 WPS7789 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review : Main report (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104866 Working Paper
Energy, economic growth, and poverty reduction : a literature review (Vol. 2) : Assessment of energy poverty papers (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104866 Working Paper
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper French
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)
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FEB 16, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper English
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Main report (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper French
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti : Rapport principal (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper English
Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89547 Working Paper
Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)
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JAN 17, 2013 74918 Publication
Who uses bottled gas ? evidence from households in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5731 Policy Research Working Paper
Issues in estimating the employment generated by energy sector activities (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 82732 Working Paper
Expenditure of low-income households on energy : evidence from Africa and Asia (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 54929 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56249 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Changes in CO2 emissions from energy use : a multicountry decomposition analysis (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51117 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Changing patterns of household expenditures on energy : a case study of Indonesia and Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49968 Working Paper (Numbered Series)