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  • 16-July-2015

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    Regulatory Policy: Belgium

    This page presents current activities on administrative simplification in Belgium and provides access to the report Better Regulation in Belgium.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    Regulatory Policy: Mexico

    Access reports on regulatory policy in Mexico and updates on current events and developments in the field of regulatory policy and governance in Mexico.

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  • 20-May-2015

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    Better Regulation in Europe - The EU 15 project

    This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD over the last few years.

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  • 19-May-2015

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    Better Regulation in Europe: Greece

    The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.

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  • 19-May-2015

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    Regulatory Policy: Greece

    Read about regulatory policy in Greece and the 2014 sectoral report on measuring and reducing administrative burdens in 13 sectors in Greece.

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  • 17-April-2015

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    Regulatory Impact Analysis

    OECD work and publications on the topic of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and member country guidance on conducting impact assessments.

  • 17-April-2015

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    Driving Performance at Colombia's Communications Regulator

    Measuring regulators’ performance can strengthen the contribution of regulatory policies to sustainable growth and development. While measuring a regulator’s performance is a fundamental function of a “world class” regulator, it is challenging, starting with the definition of what should be measured and including the attribution of outcomes to regulators’ actions and the availability of robust and evidence-based evaluation

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  • 17-April-2015

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    Driving Performance at Colombia's Communications Regulator

    Measuring regulators’ performance can strengthen the contribution of regulatory policies to sustainable growth and development. While measuring a regulator’s performance is a fundamental function of a “world class” regulator, it is challenging, starting with the definition of what should be measured and including the attribution of outcomes to regulators’ actions and the availability of robust and evidence-based evaluation methodologies. This review is the first application of an innovative methodology that helps regulators address these challenges and improve the way in which they assess their own performance. The mehtodology puts performance measurement in the wider context of governance arrangements of economic regulators. The review finds a close link between the independence of the regulator and performance. It also stresses the importance of focusing on regulatory tools and processes and measuring their quality to help improve performance. It highlights the need to define clear goals to develop output and outcome indicators that can be actionable and useful for the regulator. The review provides a roadmap for strengthening performance assessment by Colombia's communications regulator and is expected to help advance the better regulation agenda of other Colombian regulators and economic regulators of OECD members.

  • 17-April-2015

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    Regulatory policy: latest publications

    Find the latest OECD publications on the topic of regulatory reform.

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  • 13-April-2015

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    The Governance of Water Regulators

    The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established water regulators. It relies on the OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: The Governance of Regulators to structure the information collected through a survey exercise. It has been developed in close co-operation with the OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER).

    The results from the survey show that the 34 water regulators show generally a high level of adoption of good governance principles and practices. They display functions and powers that are in line with their objectives. Water regulators also show a strong culture of consultation. Other areas, in particular evaluation of regulatory impacts, could be further strengthened.

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