This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD over the last few years.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
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The telecommunications industry has undergone significant regulatory reform over the last decade. By 1998, 23 of the OECD countries had liberalised their telecommunications market, including voice telephony, infrastructure investment and investme...
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Does the national regulatory system allow enterprises to take full advantage of competitive global markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries to benefit more fully from comparative advantage and innovation.
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Denmark has engaged the reform of its electricity sector. This report commends the decision to reform but underlines that additional measures are needed for reform to succeed.
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Is competition policy sufficiently integrated into the general policy framework for regulation? Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because (as background report to Chapter 2 shows) its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social regulations, as well as motivate the application of the laws that protect competition.