"Too much red tape" is one of the most common complaints from businesses and citizens in OECD countries. Filling out forms, asking for permits and licences etc. is often extremely complex and cumbersome.
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Although the electricity sector accounts for less than one per cent of employment and two per cent of Dutch GDP, the sector is strategically important as a key input to other sectors of the Dutch economy. Liberalising the electricity market could...
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Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and non-OECD countries. Experience shows that institutional capacities and instruments are of crucial importance for a successful regulatory reform policy. This report on Governmen...
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The accession of Spain to the European Communities (now the European Union) in 1986, the transposition of EU Single Market Directives and its recent qualification for the European Monetary Union have fundamentally changed the Spanish trade and in...
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Are national administrations able to produce social and economic regulations that are based on the core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires the development of administrative capacities within the public sector to judge when ...
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The telecommunications industry has undergone significant regulatory reform over the last decade. By December 1998, 23 of the OECD countries had unrestricted market access to all forms of telecommunications market, including voice telephony, infr...
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Is competition policy sufficiently integrated into the general policy framework for regulation? Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because (as Chapter 2 shows) its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the qua...
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The Spanish government has had a strong commitment to liberalisation of the electricity sector. The Spanish electricity reform law passed in November 1997, which built on previous reform efforts over the past decade, created an open wholesale mar...
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Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and non-OECD countries. This report was prepared in the framework of the Regulatory Reform review of the United States in 1999. It also includes the country-specific policy recomme...
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The telecommunications industry has seen significant regulatory reform in OECD countries in recent years. Twenty-three OECD countries now have unrestricted market access to all forms of telecommunications, including voice telephony, infrastructur...