29th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy
January 10 - 21, 2011
Gainesville, Florida USA
Since 1997, utility regulators, policy-makers and infrastructure managers around the world have traveled to Gainesville, Florida to participate in the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy. They learn problem-solving techniques, and exchange ideas and experiences during an international forum for the dissemination of relevant best practices and research.
The international training program is an intensive, two-week course specifically tailored to the professional requirements of utility regulators and regulatory staff. The course is designed to enhance the economic, technical, and policy skills required for implementing policies and managing sustainable regulatory systems for infrastructure sectors.
The program is a collaborative effort between the World Bank and PURC and is offered each January and June in Gainesville, Florida. Each program encompasses more than 50 sessions that include case studies, practical exercises and panel discussions with leading experts and international faculty. More than 2,500 utility professionals from 148 nations have participated in the course since 1997. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is an official promoter of the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy.
In attendance for the 29th program were 94 participants from 34 different nations. At the conclusion of the program, the participants identified their key lessons summarized by Professor Berg. USAID and the United States Energy Agency sponsored some of the participants and provided a write-up of their experiences. Both documents can be found below.