Regulatory policy

Measuring the performance of regulatory management, regulatory policy and governance


OECD Databases and Indicators


The RMS indicators identify leading regulatory management practices and offer comprehensive insights into trends in regulatory reform. The data covers the years 1998, 2005 and 2008/2009.


The NMR indicators measure the regulatory stance in 9 non-manufacturing sectors as well as the “knock-on” effects of anti-competitive regulations in one sector on all other sectors of the economy.


The OECD indicators of regulation in energy, transport and communications (ETCR) summarise regulatory provisions in seven sectors:telecoms, electricity, gas, post, rail, air passenger transport, and road freight. The time series dataset covers the period between 1975 and 2008.


The OECD cross-section sectoral indicators measure regulatory conditions in the professional services and retail distribution sectors. The professional services indicators cover entry and conduct regulation in the legal, accounting, engineering, and architectural professions. Data is available for 1998, 2003 and 2008.


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Further information on Measuring Regulatory Performance

Futher information on Regulatory Policy