Effective Regulation of Water and Energy Infrastructure Services: Small Island Countries

Publication | August 2008

This brief describes ADB's expanded technical assistance program that examines regulatory reform experiences in water and energy infrastructure services in small-island developing member countries.

Small island countries face challenges for the regulation of basic water and energy services that are different from other countries. In recent years, scholars and practitioners have paid attention to the factors that make regulation of water and energy services effective in Asian countries. However, studies conducted have tended to be confined to a theoretical and policy level, and have not focused on small island countries or the clean energy, pro-poor, or consumer protection issues they face.


  • Challenges Facing Small Island Countries
  • Assistance in Small Island Countries
  • Learning from the Caribbean Experience
  • Regulatory Networks
  • Moving Forward

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Law
  • Water
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

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