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Regulatory policy is about achieving government's objectives through the use of regulations, laws, and other instruments to deliver better economic and social outcomes and thus enhance the life of citizens and business.


Latest updates

18 November 2020
Regulatory policy and COVID-19: Behavioural insights for fast-paced decision making

16 November 2020
Shaping the Future of Regulators - The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Economic Regulators

27 and 29 October 2020
9th meeting of the Ibero American and the Caribbean Network of Regulatory Improvement

30 September 2020
Regulatory quality and COVID-19: The use of regulatory management tools in a time of crisis

18 September 2020
Regulatory policy and COVID-19: Removing administrative barriers, improving regulatory delivery

16 September 2020
Regulation of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for the future - blog post

3 September 2020
Virtual 7th Annual Meeting of International Organisations

2 September 2020
Launch of the OECD Review of International Regulatory Co-operation of the United Kingdom

13 August 2020
OECD promotes regulatory reform in Latin America to boost economic recovery

3rd August 2020
Regulatory policy and the Covid-19 crisis

31 July 2020
When the going gets tough, the tough get going: How economic regulators bolster the resilience of network industries in response to the COVID-19 crisis

13 July 2020
Regulatory Policy in the Slovak Republic

22 June 2020
Regulatory Impact Assessment and Regulatory Oversight in Austria

15 June 2020
Implementing Technical Regulations in Mexico

11 June 2020
No Policy maker is an island: The international regulatory co-operation response to the COVID-19 crisis


13-14 January 2020
OECD Global Conference on Governance Innovation


OECD Recommendation and Principles


Publications and events 

  Administrative simplification

Comprehensive framework to guide government reforms


Latest events and publications on regulatory policy


Review the stock of regulations to reduce unnecessary burdens


Regulatory policy and global relations

Network of Economic Regulators

International regulatory co-operation

Supporting reforms beyond the OECD


Share experiences and good practices in economic regulation


Promote the co-ordination of rules and their enforcement


Measuring Regulatory Performance
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Regulation and emerging technologies

Assessing the benefits of regulatory reform for citizens and business


Integrate RIAs in the development of new regulations

  ‌‌Regulation and emerging technologies

Tackle regulatory  challenges raised by emerging technologies