Publications & Documents


  • 13-April-2010

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    Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship, British Columbia, Canada

    The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of British Columbia, Canada.

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  • 13-April-2010

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    Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship, Piemonte, Italy

    The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of Piemonte, Italy.

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  • 13-April-2010

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    Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship, Catalonia, Spain

    The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of Catalonia, Spain.

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  • 9-April-2010

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    Risk and Regulatory Policy - Improving the Governance of Risk

    We expect governments to protect citizens from the adverse consequences of hazardous events. At the same time it is not possible or necessarily in the best interest of citizens for all risks to be removed. A risk-based approach to the design and implementation of regulation can help to ensure that regulatory approaches are efficient, effective and account for risk/risk tradeoffs across policy objectives. Risk-based approaches to the design of regulation and compliance strategies can improve the welfare of citizens by providing better protection, more efficient government services and reduced costs for business. Across the OECD there is great potential to improve the operation of risk policy as few governments have taken steps to develop a coherent risk governance policy for managing regulation.  

    This publication presents recent OECD research and analysis on risk and regulatory policy.  The chapters discuss core challenges today. They offer measures for developing, or improving, coherent risk governance policies. Topics include: challenges in designing regulatory policy frameworks to manage risks; different cultural and legal dimensions of risk regulatory concepts across OECD; analytical models and principles for decision making in uncertain situations; key elements of risk regulation and governance institutions; the use of management-based regulation to help firms make risk-related behavioural changes; an analysis of the risk-based frameworks of regulators in five OECD countries (Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom) and across four sectors: environment, food safety, financial markets and health and safety; and the elements for designing formal guidelines for risk prioritisation, assessment, management and communication.

     

  • 1-April-2010

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    Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship at the Subnational Level

    This working paper is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative “Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness”. It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level.

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  • 29-March-2010

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    Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade

    Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.

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  • 19-March-2010

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    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.

  • 18-March-2010

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    Annual Congress of German Administration 2010 - Speech by Rolf Alter

    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.

  • 18-March-2010

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    Better Regulation in Europe: Germany - Complete report

    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.

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  • 10-March-2010

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    Pier Carlo Padoan's remarks at the release of the 2010 edition of Going For Growth

    Remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan at the release of the 2010 edition Of Going For Growth on March 10, 2010

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