Regulatory Framework for Infrastructure

Publication | November 2006

This policy brief reviews two aspects of independent regulation: institutional efficacy, including primarily autonomy, capacity, and accountability; and the mode of regulation, or the regulator's functional scope. The recommendations are, by and large, concerned with regulatory process, including member/staff selection, rulemaking, and appeals but also consider the role of the executive and legislative intervention therein. Issues of structure are also addressed: Should regulators be independent or tied to ministries? Should there be sector-specific or broader, central regulators?


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Role of Regulation
  • Recent Developments in Regulation
  • Critique of Regulatory Efficacy
  • Regulatory Scope and Function
  • Regulatory Scope and Function in Other Sectors

Additional Details

  • Governance and public sector management
  • India

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