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Best Practices / Guidelines
This page provides working papers by the Secretariat and invited experts under discussion at recent and forthcoming OECD Competition meetings. The proceedings with the full set of documents relating to these topics will become available on
Now more than ever, OECD countries are investing significant resources in regulatory policies and reforms. The OECD has developed a guide that helps officials use perception surveys to evaluate and communicate the results of reform processes.
This page presents information on the work of the OECD regulatory policy division by latest initiatives, themes and projects.
The OECD NER provides the opportunity for economic regulators from different sectors and different jurisdiction to discuss and share experiences and frame the features of a “world class regulator”.
Alternatives to regulation provide a framework to assist policy makers in selecting instruments that are particularly applicable in different circumstances, facilitating the desire of many countries to reduce red tape and the burdens imposed on agents by unnecessary or overly prescriptive regulation.
Here you will find information on OECD work and publications on the topic of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) as well as member country guidance on conducting impact assessments.
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.
A consultation on the OECD Best Practice Governance Principles for Regulators was held. The consultation period is now closed.
The goal of this public consultation was to present a basis for discussion on key issues of enforcement and inspections. The principles address the design of policies, institutions and tools to promote effective compliance – and the process of reforming inspection services to achieve results.