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Privatization of electricity service delivery in developing nations: issues and challenges

Jaffar, Abdul Razak and Abdul Aziz, Norsiah and Victor, Olamide Eniola (2015) Privatization of electricity service delivery in developing nations: issues and challenges. International Journal Of Built Environment & Sustainability, 2 (3). pp. 202-210. ISSN 1511-1369


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v2.n3.82


The provision of public utilities and infrastructures particularly electricity by the public sector (Government) especially in the Developing Nations has been heavily criticized. This has been attributed to many reasons including poor electricity supply, poor distribution of service delivery of electricity due to the absence of spatial planning, insufficient government investment into the power industry, ineptitude operation on the part of the technicians, poor administration and managerial control. However, efforts to move away from government ownership, control or participation in this sector of economy towards free enterprise and increased inclusive private sector participation known as privatization, has been adopted as one of the solutions. This paper presents a critical review of privatization practices of alternative Service Delivery approach of selected Asian and African nations. The paper would elicit the common variants of privatization models adopted by these nations and the different implementation strategies which resulted in divergence in effectiveness and efficiency in the service delivery of electricity. The selected Asian countries are; Malaysia, India, and China, while the selected African nations are Nigeria, Cameroun and South Africa. The paper will draw from the literatures the various approaches, concepts adopted, practices, issues and challenges faced by these countries.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:electricity supply, spatial planning, power industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:60386
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 02:54
Last Modified:01 Aug 2021 02:12

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