DEV 209: Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Henry Lee
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: M, W
  • Time: 3:00-4:15PM
  • School: Harvard Kennedy School
  • Course ID: 170691

This course explores efforts to manage, finance, and regulate the transportation, water, sanitation, and energy infrastructure systems in developing countries. Issues to be discussed include public-private partnerships (PPPs), the fundamentals of project finance, contract and discretionary regulation, stakeholder involvement, and managing the political and strategic context in which infrastructure decisions are made. The course will rely on case material taken from infrastructure programs in developing countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Laos, Argentina, Chile, Lesotho, Uganda, Madagascar, and India, as well as some developed countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.