Liberalisation and Universal Access to Basic Services : Telecommunications, Water and Sanitation, Financial Services, and Electricity

Building on a recent groundbreaking OECD/World Bank seminar, this volume explores whether and how trade liberalisation can contribute to achieving universal service goals and the types of complementary policies required.  It focuses on experiences in four sectors - telecommunications,  water and san...

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Corporate Authors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The World Bank
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2006
Series:OECD Trade Policy Studies
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Building on a recent groundbreaking OECD/World Bank seminar, this volume explores whether and how trade liberalisation can contribute to achieving universal service goals and the types of complementary policies required.  It focuses on experiences in four sectors - telecommunications,  water and sanitation, financial services, and electricity. The unique multi-sector perspective taken in this book, together with the national case studies, yield insights which can help countries promote their universal access goals. A horizontal assessment also helps determine how far the current services negotiations in the WTO, under the General Agreement on Trade in Services, can aid the attainment of universal service goals
Physical Description:276 p. 19 x 27cm
ISBN:9789264028685