Policy Briefs


  • 4-March-2011

    English, , 354kb

    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

  • 28-May-2010

    English, , 2,591kb

    Regulatory Reform for Recovery and Growth

    This Position paper presents some key lessons learnt and insights from recent OECD research on the use of regulatory reform during crises and its impacts. These lessons may be of use to policy makers seeking to design, adopt and implement regulatory reform programmes to boost recovery from the global financial and economic crisis.

  • 7-April-2008

    English, Excel, 249kb

    Policy Brief: Improving the Quality of Regulations

    Better regulation is necessary for economic recovery to manage risks and to cut unnecessary red tape. This policy brief presents how a good system of regulatory management systematically helps to identify the best choice of policy options.

  • 7-April-2008

    English, Excel, 233kb

    Policy Brief: Measuring Regulatory Quality

    Rules are essential for economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection, but rules can also be costly in both economic and social terms...

  • 4-June-2007

    English, , 159kb

    Policy Brief: Competition Policy and Concessions

    Governments have long been engaged in providing goods or services to their citizens that could, in some form, be provided by the private sector. The trend over the past few decades, however, has been to transfer these functions, and the state-owned assets used to provide them, to private hands. The most common method, and the one usually preferred, is privatisation, or outright sale or transfer of ownership of the relevant assets to