Title Governing Infrastructure Regulators in Fragile Environments (International Development In Practice)
Subtitle Principles and Implementation Manual
Author World Bank Group
ISBN 9781464814341
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 210
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher The World Bank
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Countries exiting conflict and fragility face many urgent priorities and almost invariably suffer from substantial infrastructure deficits. There is typically very little infrastructure investment during periods of fragility and conflict, and existing installations are often damaged or destroyed. The purpose of this manual is to contribute to improvements in the quality of infrastructure regulation. It does so by identifying key principles for the governance of infrastructure regulators and by suggesting how these principles can be introduced successfully and maintained over time. The introduction of cross-cutting governance principles for regulators is based on the assumption that a uniform set of governance principles can be less costly and complex for governments to implement and enforce and will provide potential investors with a more consistent and predictable regulatory environment to navigate. The manual also discusses the process of implementing regulatory governance reforms in fragile contexts. Improvements in governance frameworks for infrastructure regulators will support better and accountable regulatory decision-making, as well as increased investment and overall economic development. Case studies from relevant country experience complement and provide context to the discussion on principles.



Executive Summary



Part A: Introduction

Chapter 1: The Importance of Ensuring Good Governance of Regulators • Introduction: The purpose of the manual • A framework for the manual—Ten principles for the governance of regulators • Notes • References


Part B: Principles For The Governance of Regulators • Goals of the section • Note on the principles • Implementing the principles over time • Note • References

Chapter 2: Mandate Clarity • Abstract • Key takeaways • The importance of mandate clarity • Mandate clarity and the goal of competition • Assessing mandate clarity in the post-fragile context • Note • References

Chapter 3: Requisite Powers • Abstract • Key takeaways • What are the powers a regulator should possess? • Assessing the adequacy of a regulator’s powers • Requisite powers in the post-fragile context • Reference

Chapter 4: Independence • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction • How is independence established and maintained? • Independence versus accountability • Independence and other governance principles • Independence issues in the post-fragile context • Reference

Chapter 5: Decision-Making and Governing Body • Abstract • Key takeaways • Choosing the decision-making model • Allocation of decision-making powers • Membership of the governing body • Recruitment and reappointment • Term of appointments and term limits • Sector-specific versus multisectoral regulators • Decision-making bodies in post-fragile contexts • Notes • References

Chapter 6: Funding Regulatory Agencies • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction • Funding methods • Funding oversight • Incentive issues in relation to funding • Funding and fragile states • Revenue from fines and penalties • Diagnosing funding issues in relation to regulatory agencies • Note • References

Chapter 7: Integrity • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction • A focus on rules—A code of behavior • Implementing a code of behavior: Building a culture of integrity • Integrity in the post-fragile context • Integrity and the other principles for good regulatory governance • Conclusion • Note • References

Chapter 8: Predictability • Abstract • Key takeaways • Regulations and predictability • Changing rules and procedures • Predictability and contractual commitment • Predictability and the rule of law in the post-fragile context • Conclusion: Diagnosing predictability issues in relation to regulatory agencies • References

Chapter 9: Engagement • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction • Quality in engagement processes • Ensuring effective engagement in the post-fragile context • Conclusion • Reference

Chapter 10: Accountability and Transparency • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction • Accountability to the minister and the legislature • Accountability to regulated entities • Accountability to the public • Accountability and transparency in the post-fragile context • Conclusion • Notes • Reference

Chapter 11: Performance Evaluation • Abstract • Key takeaways • Introduction: Performance evaluation in the fragile context • Scope of performance evaluation • Key characteristics of a good external review process • Developing indicators • Using performance evaluation • Developing performance evaluation over time in post-fragile countries • Conclusion • Reference


Part C: Implementing Reforms To Regulatory Systems and Governance

Chapter 12: Mobilizing and Engaging Pro-Reform Forces • Introduction • Engaging stakeholders in the evolution of regulatory policy • Conclusion • References

Chapter 13: Central Coordination of Reform • Introduction • Establishing a specialist body to coordinate and monitor reform • Developing a regulatory governance policy for the infrastructure sector • A longer-term perspective—Developing a government-wide regulatory policy • Conclusion • Note • References

Chapter 14: The Capacity for Reform of Regulatory Governance • Introduction • Whole-of-government capacity requirements for regulatory reform • Regulator capacity requirements for reform • Building governance capacities for reform over time • Conclusion • Notes • References

Chapter 15: Developing a Strategy for Reform and Putting It Into Practice • Introduction • Staging reform • Putting the plan into practice • Conclusion • Notes • References

Chapter 16: Maintaining the Strategy Over Time • Introduction • Commitment, continuity, and policy stability • Addressing the “implementation gap” • Conclusion • Note • References

Appendix A: Glossary of Key Concepts Used in the Manual

Appendix B: A Review of the Literature Related to Regulatory Governance

Appendix C: Developing a Government-Wide Regulatory Policy

Appendix D: Checklist of Anti-Corruption Risks

Target Audience:

This book will be useful to people interested in energy efficiency, economic development, infrastructure regulation and governance.

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