This page presents documentation on regulatory reform that is available both in English and in Chinese.
China has made enormous progress in developing the modern legal and regulatory foundation for the market economy. The private sector is now the main driver of growth, and new laws have gone a long way toward establishing private property rights, competition, and mechanisms for entry and exit comparable to those of many OECD countries. At the same time important challenges remain, including further clarification of the scope of state ownership, reform of relations among central and local governments, firmer establishment of the rule of law, and strengthening of regulatory institutions and processes.
This review of China's regulatory system focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. The review also examines the regulatory framework in the electricity, water and health care sectors. As for OECD countries, the review follows a multidisciplinary and highly interactive approach. A number of OECD instruments and policies are used in this assessment, although the review also takes into account the specific challenges faced by the Chinese authorities. The review includes a comprehensive set of policy recommendations.
In his opening address at the Global Forum on Public Governance, OECD's Gurría underlined that building a stronger global economy means building a cleaner global economy.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together European and national officials who are involved in the implementation of Directive 2006/123 EC on services in the internal market. The workshop will take place on 11-12 June 2009 at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL).
Rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among OECD countries yet analysis of rural Italy reveals varied economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental isses. This report looks at the priorities for future rural poli
This book provides answers to these questions, and more, based on a survey of governments in 25 countries, 14 in-depth country case studies and 18 opinion pieces from leading civil society and government practitioners.
A Joint Learning Study (JLS) is a new and innovative method for sharing knowledge on key policy issues between OECD and non-member countries. This methodology supports integrity and corruption prevention mechanisms defined in the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.
There is wide economic disparity between regions within OECD countries, with some leading national economies and others falling behind. As governments work to grow their economies, they should examine the role that boosting all regions can play in this effort.
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This is the executive summary and Chapter 1 of the report: Regulatory Reform in China: Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State, release 7 May 2009.