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Grand Corruption in Utilities

ABUSE ACCESS TO CAPITAL ACCESS TO FINANCE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY ACCOUNTABILITY ANTI-CORRUPTION ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ASSETS ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION AUTHORITY AWARENESS OF CORRUPTION BANKS BIASES BIDDING BRIBE BRIBE PAYERS BRIBERY BRIBES BUREAUCRATIC STRUCTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CABINET CARTELS CITIZEN CITIZENSHIP CIVIL SERVANTS CODES CODES OF CONDUCT COLLUSION COMPETITION LAW COMPETITIVE BIDDING CONFIDENCE CONFIDENTIALITY CONSENSUS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CORRUPT CORRUPT ACT CORRUPT ACTS CORRUPT OFFICIALS CORRUPTION PERCEPTION CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDICES CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX CORRUPTION SURVEYS COUNTRY CHARACTERISTICS CPI CRIME CRISES CRITICAL REVIEW CRONY DATA QUALITY DECISION-MAKERS DECISION-MAKING DECISION-MAKING PROCESS DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES DEMOCRACY DIRECT INVESTMENT DISCRETION ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS ECONOMIC CRIME ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE ECONOMIC POLICY ECONOMIC SECURITY EMINENT DOMAIN ENTERPRISE SURVEYS ETHICAL BEHAVIOR ETHICS EXPENDITURES FAIR TRADING FIGHTING CORRUPTION FINANCIAL COSTS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL SITUATION FINES FISCAL COSTS FIXED COSTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN INVESTMENT FOREIGN OWNERSHIP FRAUD GENDER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES GOVERNANCE FAILURES GOVERNANCE INDICATORS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION GOVERNMENT LEVEL GRAND CORRUPTION GREATER ACCESS ILLEGAL CORRUPTION INCOME INEQUALITY INFLUENCE PEDDLING INSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESSES INTEGRITY INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT DECISION INVESTMENT DECISIONS JUDICIAL SYSTEM JUSTICE LAWS LAWYERS LEADERSHIP LEGAL FORMS LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGAL INSTITUTIONS LOBBYING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LOCAL POLITICIANS MEASURING CORRUPTION MEASURING GOVERNANCE MEDIA MINISTER MINISTERS MONOPOLIES MONOPOLY MORAL VALUES MULTINATIONAL NATURAL RESOURCES OPPOSITION PARTIES PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT PATRONAGE PENALTIES PERSONAL GAIN PETTY CORRUPTION POLICE POLITICAL CORRUPTION POLITICAL ECONOMY POLITICAL INFLUENCE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP POLITICAL PARTIES POLITICAL PARTY POLITICAL RISK POLITICAL SENSITIVITY POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY POLITICIANS POOR GOVERNANCE POOR PERFORMANCE PRIME MINISTER PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE INVESTMENTS PRIVATE OWNERSHIP PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION PRIVATIZATION PROCUREMENT PROFITABILITY PROPERTY RIGHTS PROSECUTORS PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC LAW PUBLIC OWNERSHIP PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY PUBLIC UTILITIES RATES OF RETURN REGULATORY BODIES REGULATORY BODY REGULATORY INSTITUTIONS REGULATORY INTERVENTION REGULATORY OVERSIGHT REPRESENTATIVES RISK OF CORRUPTION SANCTIONS SECRECY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SERVICE DELIVERY SOCIAL CHANGE SOVEREIGNTY STATISTICAL CONFIDENCE TAX CONCESSIONS THEFT TRANSACTION COSTS TRANSITION ECONOMIES TRANSPARENCY WORLDWIDE GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
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Washington, DC: World Bank
Africa | East Asia and Pacific | Philippines | Tanzania
2012-05-22T21:04:19Z | 2012-05-22T21:04:19Z | 2008-12

This paper discusses mechanisms of grand corruption in private sector utility provision in developing countries. By the term "grand corruption," the authors abstract from the petty corruption that consumers experience - for example, when firms and individuals pay bribes to get water delivery or an electricity connection. The paper focuses on decisions made at the government level involving private sector management, ownership, and provision of utility services. Corruption at that level may influence the pace and nature of private sector involvement and competition in utilities, as well as the level and form of investments, subsidies, and prices. On the basis of a literature review and interviews with firms and regulating authorities in two countries, Tanzania and the Philippines, this paper discusses the levels and determinants of grand corruption in utilities. The paper concludes by discussing a research program to extend this knowledge through a cross-country survey instrument.

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