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Gas sector investment policy: the Latin American experience

This Brief presents a concise overview of the Latin American (LA) gas industry, focusing on its policy experience and performance. In particular, it reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the region’s three different policy models: state-led, private and state-private. It describes the evidence suggesting that in LA the state-private model has been most economically and politically successful. Finally, it discusses the focus on regional integration that is a particular feature of the LA case. The lessons learned will be useful for African and South Asian policymakers interested in boosting their own gas sectors.