Regulatory reform has been a top priority in Korea for several successive administrations. Maintaining momentum for reform in Korea will be essential for producing tangible results and supporting sustainable inclusive growth, raise productivity and encourage innovation. This Regulatory Reform Review of Korea identifies a number of areas where improvements could help Korea reap the full benefits of the reforms introduced so far. It stresses the need for a clear strategy for the regulatory policy in order to make better use of the resources deployed. The review applies a methodology developed over two decades of peer learning, and builds on two previous Regulatory Reform Reviews of Korea completed in 2000 and 2007.
This report on the Public Procurement Service of Korea examines the effectiveness of its system, identifying good practices that can inspire reform efforts in other countries. In particular, the report highlights the efficiency gains achieved by implementation of a comprehensive e-procurement system and the savings generated by an integrated support for government-wide contracts. It also looks at how Korea is adopting a strategic and multi-dimensional approach to using public procurement in the support of small businesses and other social objectives. In identifying possible improvements to Korea’s system, recommendations include a more centralised look at workforce training and development issues and additional features for Korea’s e-procurement system, as well as a review of existing certification and preference programs.
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Analysis for Korea from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.
Depuis le lancement du Programme horizontal de l'OCDE en 1997, la plupart des pays membres ont été examiné ainsi que 4 pays non-membres. Cette page présente les examens sur la Corée de 2000 et 2007 et inclus des liens externes liés à la politique de la réglementation en Corée.
Le processus d’examen par les pairs, qui est unique à l’OCDE, a permis d’améliorer les politiques publiques. Les examens évaluent comment les pays gèrent la conception, l’adoption et la mise en œuvre des réglementations en fonction d’un cadre conceptuel.
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This report assesses progress made since 2000 and analyses many of the lessons of implementation of regulatory reform. It also highlights possible responses to current challenges (ageing society, future welfare needs) and includes a new special chapter on tertiary education.
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The Korean electricity sector is distinguished from those of other OECD countries by its rapid expansion. Electricity demand in Korea tripled over the period 1987-97. While demand for electricity dropped in 1998 due to the recession, it has rebou...
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Does the national regulatory system allow market participants to take full advantage of competitive markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries in an expanding global economy to benefit more fully from comparat...
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The telecommunications industry has undergone significant regulatory reform over the last decade. By mid-1999, 23 of the OECD countries had liberalised their telecommunications market, including voice telephony, infrastructure investment and inve...
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Can the national administration ensure that social and economic regulations are based on core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires clear policies and the administrative machinery to carry them out, backed by concrete politica...