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.
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This study provides a critical literature review of the theory and quantitative evidence of the impact of regulatory policy. It surveys the literature on existing attempts at measuring the contribution of regulatory policy to improved performance.
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This paper examines country practices for measuring the performance of regulatory policy, and develops options for a set of indicators that OECD countries can use for their regulatory policy evaluation. It appraises a large number of regulatory indicators by using a set of criteria, suggesting how and when they should be adopted, and for which purpose.
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This paper develops a framework for systematically evaluating the performance of regulations and regulatory policies. It discusses the complexity of attributing changes in economic or welfare outcomes to changes in regulation and regulatory policy and shows the categories of measures for evaluating regulatory policies.
Competition is about increasing choice and efficiency to benefit consumers and make the economy more productive. This applies also to utilities which in many countries have been liberalised (such as electricity, water, railways and telecoms), are subject to regulation (banking and other financial services) or where the government plays an important role (healthcare, education and local public services).
This Guide provides concrete recommendations of high impact reforms to simplify the processes of business start ups, construction permits, property registration, procurement, and to upgrade regulatory transparency and efficiency in the management of formalities in Mexico.
The aim of this workshop was to present recent developments in implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Czech Republic as well as to enable an exposure to different approaches in some leading OECD countries.
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This Guide provides recommendations of high impact reforms that can be implemented in the short term as well as new sections on regulatory governance, six case studies of citizen councils at the state level, and 19 good practices in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2010 Guide.
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These are the annexes of the Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities in Mexico.
This review of regulatory reform in China covers the overall economic context, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness.