Electrical Reform: Role of Political Economy in Electrical Reforms in South Africa, Ghana & Uganda

Ann-Sofie Jøker

Student thesis: Master thesis


This thesis examines the role of political economy in South Africa, Ghana and Uganda’s electrical reform decisions. A hermeneutics approach has been taken to analyse the countries. The country’s context and background were examined to gain an in depth understanding of their history and politics, but also their physical, economic and institutional endowments. A conceptual framework has been created, based on political economy and new institutional economics, to help analyse the country’s in question. Additionally, a statistical linear regression has been made to analyse the relationship between the country’s tariffs and total electrical access (urban and rural). Plus, the relationship between overall electrical access and installed capacity.

EducationsMSc in International Business and Politics, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2021
Number of pages92
SupervisorsTooraj Jamasb