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Alternatives to regulation provide a framework to assist policy makers in selecting instruments that are particularly applicable in different circumstances, facilitating the desire of many countries to reduce red tape and the burdens imposed on agents by unnecessary or overly prescriptive regulation.
The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation aims to systematically collect, categorise, analyse and share innovative practices from across the public sector, via an online interactive database.
Here you will find information on OECD work and publications on the topic of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) as well as member country guidance on conducting impact assessments.
To help countries address governance challenges linked to public investment across levels of government, the OECD is working to identify good practices, learn from good examples and identify framework conditions that are critical to make the most of public investment.
The 'water crisis' is largely a governance crisis. There is enough water on Earth for all, even in areas where temporary shortages may exist. Managing water for all is not only a question of hydrology and money, but equally a matter of good governance.
The OECD NER provides the opportunity for economic regulators from different sectors and different jurisdiction to discuss and share experiences and frame the features of a “world class regulator”.
This page presents information on the work of the OECD regulatory policy division by latest initiatives, themes and projects.
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.
A consultation on the OECD Best Practice Governance Principles for Regulators was held. The consultation period is now closed.
The goal of this public consultation was to present a basis for discussion on key issues of enforcement and inspections. The principles address the design of policies, institutions and tools to promote effective compliance – and the process of reforming inspection services to achieve results.