(Working Paper Number 4)
This publication is the fruit of the collaboration and support to the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).
Since the formal launch of AFUR in 2002, it has become the practice that the PPIAF along with the World Bank commission regulatory studies that are based on AFUR’s Annual Conference theme. This current collection is based on papers jointly commissioned and sponsored by both PPIAF and AFUR for the 3rd Annual Conference and General Assembly of AFUR. The theme for this conference is- Regulatory Governance: Exploring Innovative and Hybrid Models.
The AFUR Conference took place from 15 – 16 March 2006, in the midst of other AFUR activities organized from 11 – 17 March 2006, in Windhoek, Namibia.
During the Conference, Panelists, whose presentations could be found on the AFUR website (www.afurnet.org), enriched the debates, with country and sector experiences on the issues and challenges of regulating the telecommunications, water and electricity industries. In essence, regulation in Africa remains relatively very young, and is an effective instrument, if applied correctly for advancing affordable access to quality service from the utilities by the
vast majority of the continent’s people, whilst ensuring that the investor gets a fair return on investments. This collection is a first in the series of publications that AFUR intends to publish.
Tracking Number: WP4-Infra Regulation Hybrid Models - AEberhard_2007_EN