Reports


  • 9-February-2018

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    Driving Performance at Ireland's Commission for Regulation of Utilities

    As “market referees”, regulators contribute to the delivery of essential public utilities. Their organisational culture, behaviour and governance are important factors in how regulators, and the sectors they oversee, perform. The OECD Performance Assessment Framework for Economic Regulators (PAFER) looks at the institutions, processes and practices that can create an organisational culture of performance and results. The report uses PAFER to assess elements linked to both the internal and external governance of Ireland's Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU). The review acknowledges the achievements and good practices put in place by the regulator since its creation. It also analyses the key drivers of CRU’s performance and proposes an integrated reform package to help the regulator prepare for the future.

  • 17-January-2018

    English

    Regulatory Policy Brazil

    Find out about the ongoing OECD work on regulatory policy in Brazil.

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  • 12-January-2018

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    Regulatory Policy: Colombia

    Reports and and events on regulatory policy in Colombia.

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  • 11-January-2018

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    Better Regulation in Europe - The EU 15 project

    This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD in 2010.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    Regulatory Policy by Country

    Reviews on regulatory reform, and current country activities and latest developments on regulatory policy presented by country.

  • 10-January-2018

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    Regulation: Cooperation with non-member countries

    Work with OECD non-member countries, the LAC region, Southeast Asia and MENA.

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  • 10-January-2018

    English

    Regulatory Policy: Austria

    Read the latest developments on regulatory policy in Austria as well as the 2010 report on Better Regulation in Austria.

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  • 9-January-2018

    English

    Regulatory Reform: Events and Publications

    Access and search the calendar of events and publications on regulatory policy.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance - Insights from Austria, France and Switzerland

    In 2014 the OECD carried out work to take stock of OECD countries' achievements in building resilience to major natural and man-made disasters. The report suggested that albeit significant achievements were made through effective risk prevention and mitigation management, past disasters have revealed persistent vulnerabilities and gaps in risk prevention management across OECD. Based on the findings of this OECD-wide report a cross-country comparative study was undertaken in Austria, France and Switzerland to test the recommendations put forward in specific country contexts. This report summarises the individual and comparative country case study findings. It highglights that the risk prevention policy mix has shifted in favor of organisational measures such as hazard informed land use planning or strengthening the enforcement of risk sensitive regulations. In the meantime, the great need for maintaining the large stock of structural protection measures has been overlooked and vulnerability might increase because of that. The report highlights the need for better policy evaluation to increase the effectiveness of risk prevention measures in the future. The report highlights practices where countries succeeded to make risk prevention a responsibility of the whole of government and the whole of society, by analysing supporting governance and financing arrangements.

  • 12-December-2017

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    Towards a Stronger and More Inclusive Mexico - An Assessment of Recent Policy Reforms

    Under President Enrique Peña Nieto’s leadership, Mexico has put together the most ambitious reform package of any OECD country in recent times, forged the political consensus necessary to approve it through the unprecedented Pacto por México, promoted these and other reforms in Congress and has started implementing them. The battery of reforms has addressed challenges in policy areas that had been waiting for deep changes for decades, including education, labour, tax, health, telecommunication, and energy and justice, among many others. Mexico still faces important challenges which is why it is crucial for Mexico to continue its reform agenda. It is imperative to strengthen some of the recent reforms, and to keep updating and promoting them to ensure their effective implementation. The OECD stands ready to further accompany Mexico on this path.

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