Reforming and deregulating the domestically oriented sectors, including network industries, crafts and professional services would release hidden growth potential and prove beneficial to the economy as a whole. It could also help strengthen domestic demand and reduce dependence on exports.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
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On 28 April, at the 2010 Annual Congress of German Administration, Rolf Alter, Director of the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, spoke about regulatory governance in Germany, effective regulatory policy and its impact.
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The OECD Review of Better Regulation in Germany is one of a series of country reports launched by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission.
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.
This working paper suggests that establishing stronger vertical separation between network access provision and potentially competitive services will be the main challenge for Germany going forward.
This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.
This review presents an overall picture, set within a macroeconomic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges in Germany, including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness.
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This report on Enhancing Market Openness through Regulatory Reform analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Germany. It also includes the country-specific policy recommendations developed by the OECD during the review process.
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This report on Electricity, Gas, and Pharmacies – Part I analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Germany. It also includes the country-specific policy recommendations developed by the OECD during the review process.