The OECD supports regulators in their efforts to improve regulatory performance and quality by carrying out in-depth peer reviews that assess and strengthen their performance assessment and governance frameworks.
The reviews are carried out within the OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER), using a methodology built on lessons learnt from 60+ regulators that participate in the NER and the Best Practice Principles on the Governance of Regulators. So far, the Secretariat has collaborated with economic and technical regulators in Colombia, Latvia, Mexico and Ireland to accompany their efforts to enhance performance and impact, and is carrying out further work in both OECD and non-OECD member countries.
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REVIEWS
- Ireland's Commission for Regulation of Utilities (2018) - English
- Mexico's Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment (2017) - English / Spanish
- Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (2017) - English / Spanish
- Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission (2017) - English / Spanish
- Mexico's Energy Regulators (2017) English / Spanish
- Latvia’s Public Utilities Commission (2016) - English
- Colombia’s Communications Regulator (2015) - English
WHAT ARE PAFER REVIEWS ABOUT?
The OECD Performance Assessment Framework for Economic Regulators (PAFER) builds on the recognition that governance matters to drive performance. While scorecards and indicators are useful tools to develop accessible and assessable information, they are not enough. These tools need to be part of a governance framework that supports attention and concern for performance within the regulator but also outside the regulator, balancing the issues of those government and non-government stakeholders that make up the eco-system where regulators operate.
The PAFER focuses on four dimensions:
- Strategic objectives: to identify the existence of a set of clearly identified objectives, targets, or goals that are aligned with the regulator’s functions and powers, which can inform the development of actionable performance indicators;
- Input: to determine the extent to which the regulator’s funding and staffing are aligned with the regulator’s objectives, targets or goals, and the regulator’s ability to manage financial and human resources autonomously and effectively;
- Process: to assess the extent to which processes and the organisational management support the regulator’s performance;
- Output and outcome: to identify the existence of a systematic assessment of the performance of the regulated entities, the impact of the regulator’s decisions and activities, and the extent to which these measurements are used appropriately.
Regulatory, governance and cultural context
- OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: The Governance of Regulators - English / French
- OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections - English / French
- Being an Independent Regulator - English
- Creating a Culture of Independence, Practical Guidance against Undue Influence English / French / Spanish
- Creating a Culture of Independence, Practical Guidance against Undue Influence (Brochure) English / French / Spanish
- Governance of Regulators' Practices: Accountability, Transparency and Co-ordination - English
- Governance of Regulators' Practices: Accountability, Transparency and Co-ordination - Case Studies for Mexico - English
- Regulatory management practices in OECD countries - English
- Summary brochure: Driving Performance of Mexico's Energy Regulators (external governance) English / Spanish
- Summary brochure: Driving Performance of Mexico’s ASEA, CNH and CRE (internal governance) English / Spanish
For further information, please contact Filippo Cavassini.
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