Head Energy Practice, CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Ltd
Track D, Session 15
"Experience sharing of impact of regional associations (in South Asia and East Asia Pacific Region) on Infrastructure Performance"
The role of the regulators is fast becoming complex and challenging. However, most of the regulators in developing countries are at the nascent stage and lack capacity and knowledge to handle complexities of infrastructure development. It is thus imperative to develop capacity and knowledge base of the regulators and their staff, so that they can play a larger role in developing infrastructure.Regional regulatory forums are playing this important role of developing capacity of regulators by bringing regulators from different countries into a common platform, where they can exchange their learning and experience. Through its training programmes, workshops, twinning programme and on-line knowledge sharing platforms these forums are involved in building capacity and knowledge base of the regulators from fundamentals of regulation to addressing complex issues. The session would address the gaps in the Regulatory Community in the South Asia and East Asia Pacific Region and how associations like SAFIR & EAPIRF has/had impacted infrastructure performance through knowledge/experience sharing among the Regulatory staff in the Region.