Last Updated:
23 Sep 2020

Rethinking Power Sector Reform

A New Vision Incorporating Lessons From the Past 25 Years

Rethinking Power Sector Reform is a multiyear initiative that provides an updated assessment of power sector reform issues at the global and country levels. It aims to reignite the policy debate around reform approaches by articulating a new vision that incorporates lessons learned over the past 25 years. It also reflects on how recent technological trends and business models that are disrupting the sector may call for a new thinking on reform strategies.

Supported by the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the initiative works with different partners and experts across the World Bank Group and beyond to generate evidence, analysis, and insights on key themes of interest to power sector reform practitioners and decision makers globally: cost recovery, utility governance and restructuring, power markets, regulation, and political economy.  Findings and recommendations on each of these themes will be included in a forthcoming flagship report.