Regulatory policy

From Red Tape to Smart Tape: Administrative Simplification in OECD Countries



From Red Tape to Smart Tape ‌“Too much red tape” is a common complaint from businesses and citizens in OECD countries. This report analyses proven approaches commonly adopted by governments to reduce and streamline  administrative procedures such as one-stop shops (physical and electronic), simplification of permits and licence procedures, time limits for decision making, methods to measure administrative burdens, regulatory-compliance assistance for small and medium-size companies, and increasing reliance on IT-based solutions.