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20 May 2019

Review of selected railway concessions in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report is in response to questions regarding perceived unrestrained monopolistic behavior by private sector operators in the port and rail sectors in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Indeed, prima facie, and for historical reasons, much of SSA's transport network is organized in multiple port/railway corridors that appear to favor potential monopolistic behavior. During the course of the analysis, it became evident that other equally important issues related to financial performance and attractiveness of concessions design needed to be addressed. Since the quantity and availability of data was found to be limited for port concessions, it was decided early in the process to concentrate the analysis on existing planned railway concessions.

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