OECD Headquarters, 22 November 2016
The Mayor of Merida, Mauricio Vila Dosal and Rolf Alter, Director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, OECD participated in this event. The OECD and the Municipality of Merida will work together to conduct an assessment of the status of the regulation and municipal formalities required to start up a business, for building permits, and the operation of one-stop shops. The OECD will then carry out an analysis of the actions to be taken by the municipality to meet the OECD recommendations contained in the "Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and boost Mexico's competitiveness".
Finally, the OECD will provide assistance and advice to the Municipality of Merida throughout the implementation process to achieve the largest possible benefits.
The ultimate objectives of this agreement are to implement simpler and more efficient formalities, and to improve the quality of municipal regulations to increase competitiveness in the Municipality of Merida and attract investment.
During the signing event, Rolf Alter highlighted that Merida has the support of Mayor Vila to achieve regulatory reform, and emphasised his confidence in Merida meeting and even exceeding international best practices on regulatory policy at the sub-national level.
Implementation of this agreement will begin in January 2017 and co-operation between the OECD and the Municipality of Merida will be carried out until April 2018.
Regulatory Policy Division in Mexico and Latin America OECD @OCDE_RLAC
Adriana Garcia, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD