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Concessioning of the Ifrikya Railway : A Case Study


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World Bank, Washington, DC
2014-04-08T19:56:05Z | 2014-04-08T19:56:05Z | 2003-05

The case study of the concessioning of the Ifrikya railway is based in part on several recent actual case studies on railway concessioning in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, several features of the general context and data have been changed for pedagogical purposes. The Republic of Ifrikya should therefore be considered an entirely fictitious country and the description of conditions there should not in any way be construed as mirroring the situation in any country that has recently entered into a railway concessioning arrangement. (Also, the positions ascribed to the World Bank representatives in the case study should not necessarily be considered a reflection of the policy of this institution and should not, under any circumstances, be interpreted as an indication of the positions that it is likely to take in a situation similar to the one described in the case study.) After the instructions for preparing the case study and the questions for discussion are presented in the introduction, the case study is structured as follows: Section 1 describes the Railway. Section 2 details the overall structure of the concessioning of the Railway. Section 3 presents the concession agreement for railway operation. Section 4 evaluates the technical proposals. Section 5 evaluates the financial proposals and discusses the award of the concession. Section 6 embodies the provisions for monitoring and oversight of the concession.


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