Regulatory policy

Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance 2015


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Laws and regulations govern the everyday life of business and citizens and help achieve policy objectives such as economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection. Regulatory policy strengthens the quality of laws and regulations through a wide range of tools, and is thus a potent means for stimulating economic activity and promoting well-being.


The 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance (iREG) present up-to-date evidence of OECD member countries’ regulatory policy and governance practices advocated in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. They cover in detail three principles of the 2012 Recommendation: stakeholder engagement, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and ex post evaluation, and provide a baseline measurement to track countries’ progress over time and identify areas for reform. The indicators will be updated every 3-4 years.


Access the complete database of the 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance and the composite indicator scores on OECD.stat


OECD is interested in learning about research conducted on the basis of these indicators. Please do not hesitate to share any research results based on this data with Rebecca Schultz


Content and scope Publications and analysis Country profiles

Topics and scope of the data.

OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015 and other publications

Country profiles and indicator results

Composite indicators Source of the indicators Previous indicators (1998-2008/09)

RIA, stakeholder engagement and ex post evaluation oomposite indicators

2014 Regulatory Indicators survey

Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems (RMS)


For further information, please contact Christiane Arndt, Head of Programme, Measuring Regulatory Performance, OECD or Rebecca Schultz, Junior Policy Analyst, Measuring Regulatory Performance, OECD