Read the Belgium country profile to learn about latest developments on regulatory policy in the country, including its score on the 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance.
With the adoption in 2013 of RIA for all new regulation to be submitted to the Council of Ministers, Belgium has made headway in improving the quality of government regulation. However, RIA is still conducted too late in the decision-making process and is submitted to insufficient quality controls. This 2015 update identifies procedures, practical implications and weaknesses of Regulatory Impact Assessment in Belgium's Federal Government:
Agency for Administrative Simplification (ASA), Impact Assessment in Belgium's Federal Government, June 2015
Agence de simplification administrative (ASA), Analyse d’impact de réglementation en Belgique, gouvernement fédéral, juin 2015
The report Evolution des charges administratives fédérales: Rapport d'évaluation 2011 shows that administrative burdens have decreased in Belgium over the period 2008–11. To view the full report published November 2012 in French or in Dutch, scroll down to "Mesurer les charges administratives".
The EU15 project has assessed capacities for effective regulatory management across the EU, through individual reviews of fifteen member states, covering half the OECD membership. The reports make up the Better Regulation in Europe series, carried out by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission. The project started in 2008. It culminated in a synthesis that highlighted key conclusions and mapped out a path for effective regulation in support of key public policy goals.
Access the report: Better Regulation in Europe: Belgium.
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