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Bello K Ajide and Wakeel A Isola
''Governance and electricity generation: the case of some selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.2 )
Incessant electricity outages have remained the bane and most challenging problem that seemed to be confronting the developmental efforts of most countries within sub-Saharan Africa region (SSA) for ages. Arguably, the perennial institutional crises, on the other hand, have been alleged as constituting one of the key boosters to the lingering crises in the electricity subsector. On this basis, the study specifically investigated the impact of governance on electricity generation among the SSA countries. Using both the fixed and random effect models, the impact of a composite measure of governance factor was less pronounced while that of forcing variables like GDP per capita and gross fixed capital formation were found to be statistically significant. Quite intriguingly, the prominent role of only government effectiveness out of all the dimensions of governance index was brought to fore when controlled for. Emanating from this are a few policy messages that government should be committed to electricity policy formulation as well as their implementation. This could easily be realized provided there are improvements in the quality of public services, civil servants and being independent from unwanted political pressures.
Keywords: Governance, Electricity Generation, Fixed and Random Models
Manuscript Received : Apr 16 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 23 2014

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