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Publication Date: 28/05/2008
Number of tables: 37
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This review analyses the challenges of strengthening regulatory governance in Brazil to improve economic growth, with appropriate regulatory frameworks for core infrastructure sectors. The debate on a market-based economy has now entered a new phase in Brazil, addressing the broader context of quality regulation and the reduction of regulatory risk. The improved macroeconomic situation and the progress made by the sectoral regulatory agencies have paid off, and there is also wider social participation in the improvement of the regulatory framework with a stronger consumer engagement. But Brazil still needs to further improve its capacities for regulatory quality and increase transparency and accountability in the system to reinforce regulatory performance.
Improved institutional capacities would also enhance support for regulatory policy across various government areas. Setting up an appropriate architecture for sectoral regulatory agencies and balancing autonomy with accountability will contribute to improved governance. Challenges include consolidating the autonomy and status of Brazilian regulatory authorities, reinforcing the strategic organisation for planning and decision making, increasing social accountability mechanisms, and improving co-ordination with competition authorities. Regulatory reform will help Brazil boost growth opportunities, and improve the quality and value of core services provided to its citizens.
Table of contents
Part I: Overall Regulatory Framework
Chapter 1. Government Capacity to Produce High-quality Regulation in Brazil
Part II: Current Trends and Regulatory Frameworks in Selected Sectors
Chapter 2. The Power Sector
Chapter 3. The Private Health Insurance Sector
Chapter 4. The Telecommunications Sector
Chapter 5. The Land Transport Sector
Part III: Regulatory Governance in Selected Sectors
Chapter 6. Independence and Accountability of Regulatory Authorities
Chapter 7. Horizontal Institutional Architecture
Chapter 8. Powers for High-quality Regulation
Chapter 9. Assessing the Performance of Regulatory Authorities
Conclusions and Recommendations
How to Obtain this Publication
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