R-305

Water Utilities Productivity and Efficiency

Location: Arlington, VA Classroom
Date: April 26 - May 7, 2021
Tuition: $5,500
Registration Code: R305-210426-I1
CEUs: 6.0

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Course Description

For developing economies, productive and efficient utilities continue to be key factors for economic growth. This course develops both a conceptual framework for productivity and efficiency and a comprehensive revision of current methodologies for assessing productivity and efficiency, with a focus on water utilities.

The analyses focus on the presentation of IRM/industry performance measures that are of practical relevance to policymakers and/or regulators (e.g., output per employee, profitability, technical efficiency). Through presentations, analysis of real case studies, and simulated exercises, participants will gain knowledge and skills that will be used to develop real-world action plans that can be used by water utility managers and regulators in their own countries.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Employ methods to improve efficiency and boost productivity
  • Explain the circumstances under which different firm managers may choose to maximize output, minimize input, maximize revenue, minimize cost, maximize profit and/or maximize total factor productivity (TFP)
  • Define various measures of technical, scale, mix, allocative, revenue, cost and profit efficiency
  • Understand the risks and opportunities of water utilities as a business
  • Construct the framework to measure productivity and efficiency methodology, data collection and processing
  • Comprehend performance-based contracts and legal framework for water utility regulation

Who Will Benefit

  • Directors and key managers of water utilities
  • Officials of ministries with responsibility for regulated services
  • Commissioners, directors and key staff of regulatory authorities, agencies, and commissions
  • Staff of bilateral and multilateral international organizations

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