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An Overview: Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Developing World

"How Far Has Power Sector Reform Spread Within the Developing World?"

Every country aspires to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity to its citizens. Yet during the past 25 years, some countries have made huge strides, while others have seen little progress. What accounts for this difference? This Overview of a World Bank Group book holistically analyzes and pr...view more

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Introduction: Following a Foreword by Riccardo Puliti, the Global Director of the World Bank's Energy and Extractive Industries GP, this introduction details the 4 structural reforms under the 1990s power sector reform model.

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Key Findings: This section summarizes the most relevant and interesting results of the World Bank Group's 25-year study in the form of 10 key findings.

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Policy Implications: This section summarizes the 10 policy implications that draw from this study's review of historical evidence and forward look at disruptive technology trends in the power sector.

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Conclusions: This section details the study's recommendations that future power reforms should be shaped by context, driven by outcomes, and informed by alternatives.