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ID 27767
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creator
Taniguchi, Mariko
subject
Rural electrification
Political interference
DEA
NDC
Electrical engineering
abstract
This article tries to quantitatively capture the effect of political intervention on the operational performance of the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Program (REP). Firstly, efficiency changes over the last 15 years of rural electric cooperatives in the REP are examined using data envelopment analysis (DEA). Then, the critical determinants of the efficiency changes including political indicator are identified with an application of the Tobit model. Results from the DEA analysis show the overall efficiency score, on a scale of zero to one, changes in the 0.856-0.929 range in 15 years, with two turnaround points in 1996 and 2001. These are the years that the national elections were held. The results also find a gap between the efficient rural electric cooperatives and the inefficient rural electric cooperatives. The results of the Tobit model imply that political power has a negative impact on efficiency.
journal title
Energy Policy
volume
Volume 37
issue
Issue 6
start page
2433
end page
2439
date of issued
2009
publisher
Elsevier Sci ltd
issn
0301-4215
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publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd
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department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation