Publications & Documents


  • 19-July-2016

    English

    Being an Independent Regulator

    Regulators operate in a complex environment at the interface among public authorities, the private sector and end-users. As 'referees' of the markets that provide water, energy, transport, communications, and financial services to citizens, they must balance competing wants and needs from different actors. This means that they must behave and act objectively, impartially, and consistently, without conflict of interest, bias or undue influence - in other words, independently. What distinguishes an independent regulator is not simply institutional design. Independence is also about finding the right balance between the appropriate and undue influence that can be exercised through the regulators’ daily interactions with ministries, regulated industries and end-users. This report identifies the critical points where undue influence can be exercised at different moments in the life of a regulator and discusses some of the avenues for developing a culture of independence, including through interactions with stakeholders, staffing and financing. 
  • 18-July-2016

    English

    Searching for Real Regulatory Independence - RegBlog

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and the 2008 financial meltdown—whose aftershocks are still reverberating globally—have at least one trait in common: they reflected breakdowns in the regulatory process. This is not to say that the principal industry actors in both catastrophes were mere bystanders, but with better regulatory oversight, the disasters could have been prevented.

  • 29-June-2016

    English

    Savings in administrative burdens in Colima and Jalisco

    This report measures the administrative costs generated by formalities in the municipalities of Colima and Jalisco.

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  • 20-June-2016

    English

    Fiscal Federalism 2016 - Making Decentralisation Work

    Fiscal Federalism 2016 surveys recent trends and policies in intergovernmental fiscal relations and sub-central government. Accessible and easy-to read chapters provide insight: into growing spending and tax devolution; the fiscal constitutions of federal countries; how immovable property taxation is regaining its former significance; on the true spending power of sub central governments; on the mix between own tax resources and intergovernmental grants; and on the role of fiscal rules and good budget frameworks for sustainable debt management at the state and local level.
  • 2-juin-2016

    Français

    Améliorer l’investissement en infrastructures de transports et énergétiques en Pologne

    La Pologne a significativement renforcé son réseau d’infrastructures au cours de la dernière décennie. Cependant, des goulets pèsent toujours tant sur la croissance de la productivité que sur la santé de la population et l’environnement.

  • 26-mai-2016

    Français

    Comment stimuler la performance à l’exportation en Grèce

    Il sera essentiel de dynamiser l’investissement dans les infrastructures et dans le secteur logistique, de poursuivre la libéralisation des industries de réseau et d’améliorer l’investissement dans le capital humain et intellectuel pour favoriser la progression dans les chaînes de valeur mondiales afin de rehausser les résultats à l’exportation.

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  • 24-May-2016

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    Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and Strengthen Mexico’s Competitiveness

    This guide provides recommendations that can be implemented in the short term and focuses, amongst others, on formalities dealing with business start-ups, obtaining construction permits, registering property in Mexico

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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    Regulatory management practices in OECD countries

    This paper provides analysis of the regulatory governance of network sector regulators in electricity, gas, telecommunications, rail, airport and ports within the OECD as it stood in 2013.

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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006 for the Western Balkans. The South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) joined as an additional partner in 2014. The SME Policy Index has since 2006 been applied in four regions and nine assessment rounds overall.The SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 presents the results of the fourth assessment of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Western Balkans and, since 2012, Turkey. The assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA). It provides a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD.The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation and monitoring. It allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.
  • 28-April-2016

    English

    APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform

    The APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform is a voluntary tool that APEC member economies may use to evaluate their respective regulatory reform efforts.

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