Publications & Documents


  • 11-February-2016

    English

    Water Governance in Cities

    Urban, demographic and climate trends are increasingly exposing cities to risks of having too little, too much and too polluted water. Facing these challenges requires robust public policies and sound governance frameworks to co-ordinate across multiple scales, authorities, and policy domains. Building on a survey of 48 cities in OECD countries and emerging economies, the report analyses key factors affecting urban water governance, discusses trends in allocating roles and responsibilities across levels of government, and assesses multi-level governance gaps in urban water management. It provides a framework for mitigating territorial and institutional fragmentation and raising the profile of water in the broader sustainable development agenda, focusing in particular on the contribution of metropolitan governance, rural-urban partnerships and stakeholder engagement.

  • 11-February-2016

    English

    OECD recommendations to improve the quality of regulations in the municipality of Torreon, Mexico

    OECD delivers fit-for-purpose recommendations to the municipality of Torreon, Mexico to improve the quality of regulations and administrative procedures.

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  • 4-février-2016

    Français

    L’OCDE préconise de réglementer plus étroitement le financement de la vie politique et de durcir les sanctions

    De nombreux pays économiquement avancés n’appliquent pas pleinement la réglementation relative au financement des partis politiques et aux dépenses de campagne ou laissent subsister des failles dans lesquelles s’engouffrent de puissants groupes d’intérêts privés, affirme un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.

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  • 3-February-2016

    English

    Regulatory Policy Outlook: Launches

    Launch of the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015 in Helsinki, Mexico, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm, and press reviews on the report.

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  • 2-February-2016

    English

    Forum on Regulatory Reform Responses to Economic Challenges

    Find out more about recent regulatory approaches in mitigating economic challenges and crises.

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  • 2-February-2016

    English

    Regulatory Policy: Israel

    Israel's score on the 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance.

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  • 2-February-2016

    English

    Measuring Regulatory Performance

    This programme addresses a key concern to governments and namely demonstrates how regulatory governance improvements deliver economic benefits to business and citizens as well as broader public welfare.

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  • 1-February-2016

    English

    OECD Territorial Reviews: The Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague, Netherlands

    This report examines the Netherland’s new Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague (MRDH), drawing on lessons from governance reforms in other OECD countries and identifying how the MRDH experience could benefit policy makers beyond Dutch borders. Long in search of ways to strengthen urban areas, the Dutch government has recently undertaken the development of a National Urban Agenda known as Agenda Stad, in parallel to a series of broad institutional reforms. This included abolishing the country’s traditional eight city-regions, which led Rotterdam, The Hague and 21 smaller neighbouring cities to form the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam-The Hague (Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag, or MRDH). This report analyses the emergence of the MRDH both as a geographical area that spans 23 municipalities in the southern Randstad region and as a new metropolitan authority with transport and economic development responsibilities. One of the challenges the MRDH faces is how to bring the economies of Rotterdam and The Hague closer together while generating growth and well-being. 
     

  • 29-January-2016

    English, PDF, 1,601kb

    The Contribution of Mutual Recognition to International Regulatory Co-operation

    This OECD Regulatory Policy Working Paper relies on an empirical stocktaking of mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) among selected OECD countries. It aims to build a greater understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of one of the 11 mechanisms of international regulatory co-operation.

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  • 18-January-2016

    English

    Measuring Regulatory Performance: Publications

    Publications, surveys and policy briefs produced on Regulatory Policy in the context of the programme on Measuring Regulatory Performance.

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