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Type Journal Article - Energy Policy
Title Power infrastructure quality and manufacturing productivity in Africa: A firm level analysis
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Volume 61
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 1063-1070
URL http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=27677027
Abstract
This study sought to examine the impact of the quality of power infrastructure on productivity in African manufacturing firms using data from the World Bank enterprise surveys. We measured power infrastructure quality using the number of hours per day without electricity and the percentage of output lost due to outages and found these indicators to be negative and significant determinants of productivity. These variables seem to be significant determinants in Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia as well as in the food and agriculture sector. To improve economic growth and encourage employment creation, governments in Africa have to come up with measures to improve the reliability of electricity infrastructure.

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