"Too much red tape" is one of the most common complaints from businesses and citizens in OECD countries. Filling out forms, asking for permits and licences etc. is often extremely complex and cumbersome.
This report analyses proven approaches commonly adopted by governments to reduce and streamline administrative procedures.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 6. This chapter reviews recent trends and patterns in FDI and the related activity of foreign affiliates.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 7. This chapter reviews restrictions on FDI inflows in OECD countries.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 8. This chapter aims at identifying policy influences on bilateral and overall FDI patterns in the OECD area.
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The telecommunications industry has undergone significant regulatory reform over the last decade. By mid-1999, 23 of the OECD countries had liberalised their telecommunications market, including voice telephony, infrastructure investment and inve...
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The Korean electricity sector is distinguished from those of other OECD countries by its rapid expansion. Electricity demand in Korea tripled over the period 1987-97. While demand for electricity dropped in 1998 due to the recession, it has rebou...
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Does the national regulatory system allow market participants to take full advantage of competitive markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries in an expanding global economy to benefit more fully from comparat...
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Can the national administration ensure that social and economic regulations are based on core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires clear policies and the administrative machinery to carry them out, backed by concrete politica...
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The reduction of barriers to trade and investment internationally has enabled Norway to take advantage of the expanding global market. At the same time a gradually more open market in Norway has provided benefits to consumers and contributed to e...