The East Asia and Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF) was established in 2003 with the support of the World Bank and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF). It was created to foster capacity building and knowledge exchange among infrastructure regulators in the East Asia & Pacific (EAP) region. EAPIRF is open to autonomous regulatory bodies and Ministry/Government departments performing regulatory functions in the following sectors:

  • Energy – Oil and Gas, Electricity
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting
  • Transportation – Rail, Toll Roads, Ports, and Public Transportation


The Mission of the East Asia and Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF) is to enhance regulatory decision making in the East Asia and Pacific region through the exchange of information and experience in infrastructure regulation, and through the promotion of training programs focused on regulatory issues common among countries.


EAPIRF has two objectives, which together define its overall purpose. They are:

1) Promote exchange of information and experience sharing in infrastructure regulation

2) Facilitate the development of training and capacity building opportunities for infrastructure regulators


To promote information exchange and experience sharing among member regulators, EAPIRF conducts different activities including:

  • Annual General Meetings
  • Regulator in Focus
  • Events information: training opportunities, workshops and conferences
  • Resources: Regulatory and Country profiles, Links, Papers

Specifically, to develop internal capacity, activities conducted include training outreach and partner development and training programs on topics of regulatory interest


EAPIRF is a membership network organization of infrastructure regulators of EAP region. There are two categories of Membership:

Core Members: These are regulators in infrastructure sectors in the countries of the East Asia and Pacific region

Affiliate Members: These are partner institutions with related interests, including NGOs, universities, donor organizations, etc.