Access to infrastructure services: Global trends and drivers

Steckel JC, Rao ND, & Jakob M (2017). Access to infrastructure services: Global trends and drivers. Utilities Policy 45: 109-117. DOI:10.1016/j.jup.2017.03.001.

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Abstract

Infrastructure services are essential to human development. Yet, the drivers of service access at a global scale remain largely unexplored. This paper presents trends and global patterns in access to water, sanitation, electricity, and telephony services. Using a panel data set from 1990 to 2010, we empirically explore plausible determinants of access rates to key infrastructure services. Although per-capita GDP is correlated with access rates, access still varies significantly at comparable income levels. Much of this variation is explained by differences in population density. Access levels are higher for urban areas and highest for water, followed by sanitation, electricity, and telephony.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infrastructure access; Basic needs; SDGs; Fractional logit model; Global panel data
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 13:39
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14488

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