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Privatisation does not necessarily lead to an increase in the number of players, and therefore to increased competition. Also, to the extent that most state enterprises are loss-makers, divestiture is unlikely to take place unless it is accompanied by a whole range of incentives that tend to limit the level of competition in the market13. In addition, some privatisations in Africa have often resulted in a monopolistic situation, even when measures to liberalise the sector were taken, because of heavy entry costs.
These include Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, but also South Africa, Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda. Among the remaining 24 countries for which data are available, 14 have actually regressed away from this target. These include Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe whose enrolment records are declining from their high levels in 1990. Education policies would be needed to strengthen the incentive structure to attract competent teachers, especially for those in rural areas; and strengthen higher education not only to make the educational system sustainable but also to provide the skills needed for managing the government apparatus.
2: Uphill countries are the potential recipients of additional aid. 3: AfDB staff estimates based on Hussain, 2001, “Exorcising the Ghost: an alternate model for measuring the financing gap in developing countries”, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 2001. future allocation of the estimated additional aid to individual countries in this group should be contingent on maintaining and improving economic and political governance, as well as improving the effectiveness of using resources.
African Economic Outlook 2002 2003 by Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development