Effective Regulation of Infrastructure Utilities

Code: 
PM05
Course duration: 
2 Weeks
Tuition fee: 
USD 2,500.00
Unit: 
Public Sector Capacity Building

​This course ​description ​is indicative, and only for reference ​purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course​,​ or require a customized course​ that is similar to this​, please note that ​fees start from USD ​25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 ​per participant.

​For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs ​of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.

Participants: Development planners, managers and administrators of public utilities, and project and program managers or officers.

Course Brief: Building and maintaining infrastructure – our roads, ports, electricity grids, and telecommunications networks - is expensive. No surprise then that poor countries have worse infrastructure than richer ones. But the challenge of infrastructure improvements is not just one of finding money. The root of the problem lies in the potential for abuse of market power. Customers fear that firms will use their market power to overcharge; firms fear governments will use their regulatory power to prevent them from covering their costs. Good, credible regulation is therefore key. What are the characteristics, strategies, and tools of effective utility regulation?

This course addresses the multiple objectives and best practices of effective utility regulation. Content covers promoting utility efficiency, satisfying demand, protecting consumers and users, promoting competition, and protecting investors against opportunistic government actions.