OECD countries have made significant reform progress in recent decades, in fields as diverse as competition policy, health care and the environment. How have they done it? And why have reforms advanced in some places and stalled in others? This collection of essays analyses the reform experiences of the 30 OECD countries in nine major policy domains in order to identify lessons, pitfalls and strategies that may help foster policy reform in the future. While taking full account of the tremendous differences in the political and institutional settings in which these reforms were undertaken, the authors highlight a number of common challenges and potential solutions that hold good across both countries and issue areas. They show that the scope for cross-national policy learning is enormous.
The importance of such reform lessons is all the greater in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis. As OECD governments confront the challenge of trying to restore public finances to health without undermining the recovery, they will need to pursue a careful mix of fiscal policies and growth-enhancing structural reforms. Designing, adopting and implementing such a policy mix will require the crafting of effective reforms and effective strategies for implementing them.
This report reviews Brazil's competition policy system and highlights what more could be done to implement the structural changes envisaged in the proposed revisions to Brazil’s competition law.
This is the Italian version of the report OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform - Italy: Better Regulation to Strengthen Market Dynamics publisehd in 2010.
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This review assesses how the country deals with competition and regulatory issues, from the soundness of its competition law to the structure and effectiveness of its competition institutions.
This review presents a general picture of the overall regulatory reform frameworks in Italy, examining quality regulation, competition policy and professional services.
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The following executive summary describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the British Columbia, Canada.
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The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of Baja California, Mexico.
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This is the is executive summary which is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative “Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness”. It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level.
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The following executive summary describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of Piemonte, Italy.
This publication presents lessons learned from the design and implementation of regulatory reform programmes in response to a set of crisis episodes of the 1990s and compares them with policy responses to the 2008-09 crisis.