Professional Certificate in Utilities Regulation

Course Overview

Utility services are reaching significantly greater numbers with increasing urbanisation and improvements in infrastructure in the developing world. Therefore it is important to integrate this delivery within wider economic development plans and build capacity in domestic provision and regulation of services.

The programme will provide the essential skills necessary to manage the proliferation of service and utility providers towards agreed national development goals by developing systematic regulatory structures for both the demand and supply sides of utility provision.

Participants will critically examine the multiple influences on regulatory developments and the consequences of particular regulatory structures, including market changes and scenario planning. By identifying key objectives of planning policy, leading practitioners will guide participants through planning processes, and the safeguards and regulatory mechanisms necessary to deliver specific goals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • build strategies for constructing and regulating utility markets
  • integrate pro-poor service delivery into strategies
  • examine methods of institutionalising competition and incentivisation
  • direct the market through price controls and infrastructure tenders
  • delineate responsibilities


Day 1

Relationships with Non-State Actors

Day 2

Regulatory Structures and Actions

Day 3

Principles of Utilities Regulation

Day 4

Regulatory Decisions and Compliance

Day 5

Models of Utilities Regulation