On 6 November 2014, in the context of the 11th meeting of the Regulatory Policy Committee, the seminar “Implementing Regulatory Policy at Sub-National Level” took place in the Conference Centre of the OECD in Paris, France.
The goals of this conference were to discuss and reflect on the experiences of implementation of the principles of good regulatory governance by sub-national governments, to identify best practices and learned lessons, and to establish the basis for a wider programme across OECD member countries, accession countries, and other jurisdictions. The conference was inaugurated by the Secretary-General of the OECD, Jose Angel Gurria and by the Director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of the OECD, Rolf Alter.
The experience of Mexico and its co-operation with the OECD Secretariat was used as one of the main benchmark cases, since it has contributed to the promotion of competitiveness and the economic performance of certain regions and localities of Mexico by means of implementing principles, recommendations, and best practices to improve regulation, since 2009. The Mexican delegation included Virgilio Andrade, Head of the Federal Commission of Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER), as well as representatives from the State of Colima, State of Mexico, and from the Municipalities of Hermosillo, San Luis Potosi and Zapopan.
Authorities of different jurisdictions from Spain and Germany, as well as Chile, Australia and from the World Bank, talked about the experiences of implementing regulatory improvement policies at sub-national level, and their current projects.
Representatives of 20 countries, members and non-members of the OECD, such as Austria, Colombia, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States participated in the conference. All of them showed a keen interest to learn about the projects concerning regulatory improvement in sub-national jurisdictions, as well as the achievements obtained and the challenges faced during the implementation of these policies.
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Regulatory Policy Division of the OECD in Mexico @OCDE_RegMx
Jacobo Garcia Villarreal, Specialist in Regulatory Reform, OECD
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