The OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER) provides the opportunity for economic regulators (regulatory agencies for energy, water, telecom, transport and ports) to discuss and share experiences and frame the features of a “world class regulator”.
Good regulatory outcomes depend on more than well designed rules and regulations. Regulatory agencies are important actors in regulatory systems that are at the delivery end of the policy cycle. The OECD’s 2012 Recommendation recognises the role of regulatory agencies in providing greater confidence that regulatory decision are made on an objective, impartial and consistent basis, without conflict of interest, bias or improper influence.
The OECD held two open public consultations on OECD Best Practice Principles on:
- The Governance of Regulators
- Enforcement and Inspections
Please visit the respective websites.
Meeting of the NER, 14 November 2013, OECD, Paris, France (forthcoming)
Meeting of the NER, 24 April 2013, OECD, Paris, France
The third meeting of the NER discussed the ways that regulators measure their performance. The discussion was facilitated by Chris Shapcott, Former Director, Regulatory Reform, UK National Audit Office, with presentations from Nick Malyshev, Head of OECD Regulatory Policy Division; and Alex Scharaschkin and Elena Bechberger, National Audit Office, United Kingdom. In addition, presentations were provided on current initiatives by Jaime Baptista, President, Entidade Reguladora dos Servicos de Aguas e Residuos (Water and Sanitation), Portugal and Commissioner John Norris of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States.
G20 and Round Table on Outreach Energy Regulators, 3-4 June 2013, Kazan, Russia
The OECD participated in a round table discussion to provide inputs into a statement from energy regulators on sound regulation and promoting investments in energy infrastructure.
For more information about the NER please contact Faisal Naru at email@example.com.
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