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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.
In the current circumstances of weak recovery, high unemployment and constrained room for manoeuvre by macro-economic policies, a robust regulatory environment is key to return to a stronger, fairer and sustainable growth path, said OECD Secretary-General.
In light of the recent financial crisis and the pressing social, environmental and economic challenges facing governments today, this conference offered a timely opportunity to redefine the agenda for regulatory policy with a forward-looking perspective.
Presenting this report in Rome, Angel Gurría said that Italy has made significant progress in cutting regulatory costs, liberalising product markets and modernising its public administrations in recent years. He added that Italy must continue along the path of regulatory reform to make its economy more competitive and speed up its recovery from the economic crisis.
This publication presents recent OECD research and analysis on risk and regulatory policy. The chapters discuss core challenges and offer measures for developing, or improving, coherent risk governance policies.
The OECD has established a set of key principles to guide financial policy makers as they look to fundamental reform that will achieve strong, resilient financial systems that play their part in driving economic growth.
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The publication complements and expands the policy dialogue initiated at the seminar on “Administrative Simplification: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation” that took place in Cairo, Egypt on 18-19 June 2008. This seminar was held in the framework of the Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative. The goal is to disseminate knowledge about barriers encountered to the implementation of administrative
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Rules are essential for economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection, but rules can also be costly in both economic and social terms...
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Better regulation is necessary for economic recovery to manage risks and to cut unnecessary red tape. This policy brief presents how a good system of regulatory management systematically helps to identify the best choice of policy options.
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Electricity reform figures prominently in Swiss proposals for promoting stronger economic growth, which has lagged other OECD countries over the last decade. It figures on the list of actions- drawn up both by the Swiss Federal authorities and the OECD in its recent economic surveys of Switzerland- to strengthen the Swiss internal market and improve competitiveness. A better performance of the sector can only be achieved by reform.