Annual Forum Papers

Fast-Tracking Telecommunications Reform In Southern Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Organisation: DPRU
  • Publication Author(s): J. Riley Allen
  • Countries and Regions: Southern African Development Community (SADC)

This paper will identify differences in sector development in countries that have proceeded along various paths for sector reform. International experience demonstrates that economies adopting a more ambitious path for liberalization and market- friendly forms of subsidization perform better after liberalization. Economies that adopt both a policy of liberalization and privatization are the best performers.