OECD Review of Regulatory Reform: Colombia 2013
The report Regulatory Policy: Colombia - Going Beyond Administrative Simplification was launched in Bogota on 25 October 2013. Prudent macroeconomic management and recent structural reforms have helped Colombia weather the recent financial crisis remarkably well.
The Government of Colombia has placed particular emphasis on simplifying formalities affecting business and citizens. In addition, a number of initiatives have been launched to make the administration more transparent and accountable vis-à-vis citizens. However, after several years in place, this approach needs to be re-shaped in order to go deeper into the legal background of regulations.
The review recommends Colombia to develop a whole-of-government policy for regulatory quality and to rethink the institutional set-up to implement different regulatory tools in a coherent manner. It also suggests the adoption of a systemic approach to challenge the reasons for and the logic behind formalities (trámites) and, most importantly, regulations.
The event in Bogota also served as a platform to launch Colombia's accession process to the OECD.
For more information, please contact Jacobo Garcia Villarreal.
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