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Author: Magda Lovei
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: developing, countries, lessons, privatization, implications, environmental
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 2002-06
ISBN-10: 0821350064
ISBN-13: 9780821350065

Governments have increasingly come to recognize the economic potential and fiscal advantages of privatization. Privatization, under the right conditions, can also yield environmental benefits and contribute to sustainable development.This report contains a number of case studies which highlight the lessons learned about the environmental implications of privatization. It stresses that privatization offers an opportunity for making strategic decisions with longer-term impacts. This report also emphasizes that integrating environmental and social considerations into the privatization process lea

Author: Sunita Kikeri
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: governments, divest, workers, happens, labor, privatization
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1998-02
ISBN-10: 0821341480
ISBN-13: 9780821341483

Despite its importance, labor is one of the least addressed issues in privatization. The lack of information on the employment impact of privatization has exacerbated the fears and concerns of governments and workers alike. This paper examines the effects of privatization on labor and analyzes the mechanisms that governments can use to minimize the political and social costs of labor restructuring in privatization, by drawing on the experience of mixed economies.

Author: Ira W. Lieberman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: markets, equity, emerging, privatization
Number of Pages: 163
Published: 1998-03
ISBN-10: 0821341871
ISBN-13: 9780821341872

The text provides an overview of privatization and emerging equity markets describes the role of privatization providing critical mass for new stock markets and examines investment opportunities that deepen existing stock markets.

Author: Alberto Chong
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: reality, myths, america, latin, privatization
Number of Pages: 531
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0821358820
ISBN-13: 9780821358825

Privatization is under attack. Beginning in the 1980s, thousands of failing state-owned enterprises worldwide have been turned over to the private sector. But public opinion has turned against privatization. A large political backlash has been brewing for some time, infused by accusations of corruption, abuse of market power, and neglect of the poor. What is the real record of privatization and are the criticisms justified?'Privatization in Latin America' evaluates the empirical evidence on privatization in a region that has witnessed an extensive decline in the state's share of production ove

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: hungary, kazakhstan, industries, gas, power, natural, privatization
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 0821344838
ISBN-13: 9780821344835

Hungary and Kazakhstan have privatized a large portion of their electric power and natural gas industries, but have followed different strategies. In contrast, the other former socialist countries in Central and Eastern Europe have privatized almost none. Has the privatization in these two countries been a success? What lessons can other countries learn from their experience?These countries began their reforms from different starting points. The Hungarian power and gas sectors had a long history of being relatively well managed. In contrast, Kazakhstan inherited pieces of the old systems that

Author: Carol R. Schuster
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: pace, privatization, quickens, needed, improvements, housing, management, military
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2003-06-01
ISBN-10: 0756733952
ISBN-13: 9780756733957

Renovating or replacing 168,000 inadequate mil. housing (MH) units using traditional mil. construction methods would take over 20 years and cost about $16 billion. In 1996, to improve housing faster and more economically, Congress authorized the MH Privatization Initiative to allow private-sector financing, ownership, operation, and maint. of MH. This report examines the reliability of MH needs assessments, as well as achievement of privatization financial goals and gov't. protections in contract provis's. Recommends that DoD use a broader range of factors in defining its MH requirements, modi

Author: Stuart Bell
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ownership, strategies, based, broad, wealth, privatization, sharing
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 1995-04-01
ISBN-10: 0821332309
ISBN-13: 9780821332306

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 285. Privatization typically involves a fundamental shift of economic power, always from the state to the private sector and sometimes from domestic to foreign owners. This usually causes political conflict and invol
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