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APEC Region: Consultancy to Support the 4th APEC Privatization Forum: Establishment of a Regional Regulators Network

Jacobs, Cordova & Associates assessed the capacities and training needs of Asia’s utility regulators for APEC. Our report, Regulatory Governance in Asia: Training Needs Assessment of Potential Members of the East Asian Utility Regulators Network, concluded that “While a few Asian countries have succeeded in creating credible independent regulators that are able to challenge powerful vested interests, the performance to date of independent utility regulators in Asia is not very promising. The main reason for this was that the external environment of structural, policy, and governance reforms remains extremely difficult.” We published a shorter version in the April 2004 ADB Governance Brief as Governance of Asian utilities: New regulators struggle in difficult environments. APEC, Asia, 2004. Download report here: http://www.adb.org/publications/governance-asian-utilities-new-regulators-struggle-difficult-environments

APEC Region, APEC, 2003.