Regulatory policy

Composite indicators of regulatory policy and governance


Based on the information collected through the OECD Regulatory Indicators surveysthe OECD has constructed three composite indicators on regulatory impact assessment (RIA), stakeholder engagement, and ex post evaluation in order to help present the information collected in an easily expressible format. Each composite indicator is composed of four equally weighted categories: systematic adoption, methodology, transparency, and oversight and quality control.


The Regulatory Indicators Surveys gathered information at two points in time: as of 31 December 2014 and 31 December 2017. Data for 2014 are from 34 OECD member countries and the European Union. Data from the 2017 survey are from the 38 OECD member and accession countries and the European Union.

The complete list of the 2017 survey questions underlying the composite indicators can be found here.


A detailed description of the design and structure of the composite indicators, main results and outcomes of sensitivity analyses can be found in Arndt, C., A. Custance Baker, T. Querbach and R. Schultz (2015), “2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance: Design, Methodology and Key Results”, OECD Regulatory Policy Working Papers, No. 1, OECD Publishing, Paris.




For further information, please contact Christiane Arndt, OECD Regulatory Policy Division. 


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