1st PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy
January 13 - 24, 1997
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Since 1997, utility regulators, policy-makers and infrastructure managers around the world have traveled to Gainesville, Florida since 1997 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.
In attendance for the first program were 76 participants from 28 nations. 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.