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TitleOpportunities and challenges for small scale private service providers in electricity and water supply : evidence from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya,...
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBaker, JL
Paginationviii, 234 p.; fig.; tab.
Date Published2009-01-01
PublisherThe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : The World Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsbangladesh, cambodia, electricity, kenya, philippines, private sector, service delivery, small-scale activities, water supply

This study provides an in-depth look at Small Scale Private Service Providers (SPSPs) of electricity and water and is based on a recent firm-level survey
conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, and the Philippines. On the whole, SPSPs play an important role in service provision in areas that utilities
do not reach in the countries studied, and a significant proportion of these services reach the poor. An estimated 40–70 percent of SPSP customers
are poor, depending on the country and type of service provided. The existence, success, and continued viability of SPSPs in the near to medium term
is, therefore, important for the provision of services to certain segments of the population in the four countries studied. [authors abstract]

NotesWith bibliography on p. 232 - 233
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