36th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy
June 9 - 20, 2014
Gainesville, FL, USA
The application process for the 36th PURC/World Bank International Training Program will open in early February 2014.
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.
You will learn:
Why countries are reforming their utility sectors and the basic approaches
How competition affects tariff rebalancing, cross-subsidization, and funding of social obligations
How to conduct price reviews
How to determine the cost of capital and assess the projects, particularly in countries with scarce or unreliable cost information
What incentive rules promote competition, efficiency, and innovation
What the effective regulatory strategies are for monitoring performance and enforcing compliance
Where competitive forces can be introduced or strengthened
What the key considerations are in rate design
What the key considerations are for the establishment and functioning of regulatory institutions
How the regulatory process can promote legitimacy and credibility of regulatory decisions