14 April 2014
Key highlights from the meeting included:
- Stronger regulators for better management of key resources—Water: the NER discussed the preliminary findings of a survey of a sample of 30 water regulators. The survey is already providing a useful tool for regulators in OECD members and non-members to compare their institutional structure and how this can be strengthened and improved, in order to achieve better outcomes. The final results of the survey will be presented at the World Water Congress in Lisbon in September 2014.
- Measuring regulators’ performance for greater impact and trust—Colombia’s telecommunications: the NER discussed the launch of an innovative Performance Assessment Framework for Economic Regulators. The Framework will support ongoing efforts by economic regulators to measure their performance, including the impact of their activities on markets and economic performance. The Framework will be applied to an in-depth review of the performance assessment framework of Colombia’s telecommunications regulator. Preliminary findings of the review will be presented at the next meeting of the NER in November.
- Enhancing trust in Regulators—Mexico’s reforms: regulators from Mexico presented the reforms introduced in Mexico in 2013, which created regulators whose independence is guaranteed through constitutional safeguards. The discussion provided a unique opportunity to exchange views on the key role of trust in enhancing the performance of regulators and their impact on the performance of a sector and the economy as a whole.
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