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Regulatory design and practice: Sharing international experiences with Myanmar

A course on regulatory design and practice was organised for the staff of the Post and Telecommunication Department who would later be working at the Myanmar Communications Regulatory Commission, the independent regulator. It was held between 4 and 6 September 2017 at Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, with support from the International Development Research Center, Canada and the UK’s Department for International Development.

The course was envisioned to be a structured exchange of ideas and experiences between the participants and the four former regulators from Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius. By the end of the course, the participants were expected to be able to better understand the basic rationale for regulation and situate problems faced by regulators in proper context, better assess available evidence, and work out their own approaches to regulatory and organizational challenges, based on theory and experiences of peers.

The event report can be found here

The slides for each session can be found below.

S1 Rationale for ex-ante, sector-specific regulation
S2 Understanding the Myanmar telecom environment with emphasis on users
S3 Regulatory staff: Compensation & career development
S4 Learning organization, including international relations
S5 Managing relationships with Ministries & President; contributing to policy development
S6 Managing relationships with licensees, enforcement of license conditions & managing appeals
S7 Value of consultation; use of advisory committees
S8 Security, blocking of websites, shutting down networks and related issues
S9 Design and operation of universal service funds
S10 Spectrum management; right-of-way issues; technical standards enforcement
S11 Competition regulation, including tariff regulation
S12 Managing consultants; leveraging external knowledge and self assessment
S13 Coordination with other regulatory bodies & enforcement of orders
S14 Health concerns & regulatory role in disaster risk reduction & management 


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