The OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Mexico, launched on 20 of November 2012, is one of a series of country reports carried out under the Regulatory Reform Programme of the OECD. Reflecting on the importance of getting regulation right, this report encourages the 2012-18 Mexican administration to “think big” about the relevance of regulatory policy and governance, which includes regulatory reform.
It assesses the recent efforts of Mexico to develop and deepen regulatory policy and governance. It evaluates the policy cycle by which Mexican regulations — both at national and sub-national level — are designed, enforced, evaluated, and revised. It describes progress in the use of a range of regulatory management tools including consultation, Regulatory Impact Assessment, and risk-based regulation. It also illustrates the potential of efforts to promote regulatory governance including accountability and oversight of regulatory agencies and devising a whole-of-government approach for regulatory design and enforcement. The report provides recommendations on developing a more robust regulatory environment, which will be a key ingredient to generate economic growth and promote social welfare in Mexico.