Seminar On Regulatory Governance, part of the OECD Regulatory Governance Initiative in South East Europe, held 12 - 13 June 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic
This seminar focussed on how countries can build or rebuild these market-based institutions in order to assure high-quality regulation that is efficient, transparent and accountable. In particular, the seminar discussed the policy implications of designing independent institutions in relation to the rest of the governance system (i.e. relations with the ministries, the parliament or the judiciary). The seminar also highlighted the need for a “whole of the government” approach, by setting up proper horizontal relationships, in particular in relation to the competition authorities. Discussion was based on concrete lessons from the experience learned in OECD and East European countries.