Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure Services

Publication | August 2008

This brief describes a comparative analysis of various ADB developing member countries' regulatory experiences, contributing practical improvements to infrastructure and utility service regulation.

Effective regulation is vital for efficient delivery of utility services to consumers. It is also needed to keep the costs that consumers pay for utility services low and to attract private sector investment in new infrastructure development. As a major player in infrastructure development in the Asia and Pacific region, the Asian Development Bank has emphasized the need to establish the underlying policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks. Those frameworks must operate effectively to improve the quantity and quality of physical infrastructure and the delivery of utility services.


  • Regulatory Reforms: Mixed Results
  • Building on Past Work
  • Applying Lessons Learned
  • Generating Stakeholder Dialogue
  • Regulatory Networks
  • Moving Forward

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Law
  • Water
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand


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