Gridlines share emerging knowledge on public-private partnership and give an overview of a wide selection of projects from various regions of the world. Gridlines are a publication of PPIAF (Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility), a multi-donor technical assistance facility. Through technical assistance and knowledge dissemination PPIAF supports the efforts of policy makers, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions, and others in designing and implementing strategies to tap the full potential of private involvement in infrastructure.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-05)
Jadresic, Alejandro; Bertolini, Lorenzo
Starting in the 1980s Chile initiated
wide-ranging economic reforms, paving the way for private
sector involvement in major infrastructure sectors. With
these reforms came new regulatory rules, institutions, and
processes to manage the interests and expectations of such
diverse stakeholders as the government, consumers, and
service providers. One innovative feature is the use of
expert panels -- specialized, independent, ad hoc entities
affiliated with neither the government nor the sector
regulator -- to resolve disputes arising from regulatory
decisions. The Chilean experience with these panels offers
useful lessons for policymakers.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006-06)
Managing the different and often
conflicting interests and expectations of stakeholders-the
government, consumers, service providers-is a demanding task
for infrastructure regulators. Transparency can be a big
help. A core principle of good regulatory governance,
transparency creates credibility for regulatory decisions
and helps foster sustainable investment in infrastructure.
How can policymakers and regulators best improve regulatory
transparency: a recent Public-Private Infrastructure
Advisory Facility (PPIAF)-funded review of international
experience identifies emerging lessons.