Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons

 
Author/Editor: Trevor Serge Coleridge Alleyne ; Mumtaz Hussain
 
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
 
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Summary: The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies on that literature, too, it tailors its discussion to SSA countries to respond to the following questions: Why it is important to reduce energy subsidies? What are the difficulties involved in energy subsidy reform? How best can a subsidy reform be implemented? This paper uses various sources of information on SSA countries: quantitative assessments, surveys, and individual (but standardized) case studies.
 
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 13/2
Subject(s): Energy sector | Sub-Saharan Africa | Energy taxes | Subsidies | Electric power | Gasoline prices | Oil prices | Fiscal reforms | Cross country analysis

 
English
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484366547 Format: Paper
Stock No: ESRSSAEA Pages: 125
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