Last Updated:
20 Jan 2018

Infrastructure Regulation: Developing Countries

Author: Satheesh Sundararajan, Sara Ahmed

Establishing an effective, sustainable and independent regulatory system for infrastructure services is a long-term process. The goal of a regulatory system is to protect consumers and investors through transparent and predictable decision-making, focusing on economic regulation. A well-functioning regulatory system promotes operational efficiency, offers safeguards for investments, and protects consumers from monopoly positions, while offering better service quality. Overall, regulatory systems play an important role and help balance improved infrastructure assets and services.