This report draws on the work of the OECD, which has published extensively on the RIA practices of OECD members. In addition, it draws upon and references relevant literature covering different aspects of RIA design and implementation including case studies and research papers, as well as international technical analyses prepared by international organisations, government and academic institutions, and consulting firms working on
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This roundtable examined the links between competition policy and energy security, with a focus on natural gas. The discussion began by addressing the questions of the meaning and importance of energy security; and the determinants of energy security, particularly as they relate to competition policy. It continued in dealing with gas supply, transportation, and distribution, addressing five aspects that relate to different aspects
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Competition can improve the functioning of the retail banking sector without harming prudential regulation. Customer mobility and choice are essential to stimulate banking competition; credit ratings and easy, low-cost transaction costs for switching are crucial for promoting customer mobility.
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Regulation of the legal professions, including self-regulation, typically involves many restrictions on entry and professional conduct. Certain restrictions may be a remedy to market failures and may also be based on distributional or paternalistic motives. But other restrictions can be based on rent-seeking and achieve cartel-like effects. The major policy challenge is to identify and remove the restrictions which are unnecessary or
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This roundtable addressed how to define entry barriers, whether a precise definition is really required, how various types of barriers affect the likelihood, timing, and extent of entry, and how competition agencies assess entry conditions.
This page provides background information on the use of alternatives to traditional command and control regulations.
This page provides information on tools which can be used to improve regulatory quality to assess existing or proposed legislation and regulations.
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This checklist was approved by the OECD Council in 1995, the fist internatioanlly accepted set of principles on regulatory quality.
This paper presents, discusses and analyses the use of RIA in OECD memberstates, and identifies challenges for developing countries in establishing appropriate RIA systems.
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The checklist is a voluntary tool that member economies may use to evaluate their respective regulatory reform efforts. There is no single model of regulatory reform, but this does not mean that standards, goals and well-structured institutions do not matter. Based on the accumulated knowledge of APEC and the OECD, the Checklist highlights key issues that should be considered during the process of development and implementation of