Regulatory policy

ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network


The ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network (GRPN) is comprised of senior officials responsible for Good Regulatory Practice initiatives in ASEAN Member States and OECD member countries. The Network builds upon the longstanding partnership of the OECD with Southeast Asia on regulatory reform both regionally through APEC and ASEAN and bilaterally with individual ASEAN member states. 



3rd Meeting of the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network


Assist ASEAN Member States in building and strengthening capacity for the implementation of good regulatory practice to assure high-quality regulation and regulatory coherence. GRPN will achieve this mission by fostering the exchange of good practice and mutual learning among policy makers in ASEAN Member States and OECD member countries. 

GRPN also supports efforts to strengthen ASEAN Institutional Connectivity and realise an integrated ASEAN Economic Community, working in close collaboration with ASEAN bodies and its secretariat as well as other regional bodies, among them Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).


The GRPN is one of six regional policy networks (RPNs) under the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) that was launched at the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM). The programme aims to bring the relationship of the OECD and Southeast Asian countries to a new, more strategic level, support domestic reform processes and contribute to regional integration initiatives.



The Bureau of the GRPN is made up a number of Delegates who represent the Network in providing more detailed direction to the Secretariat on issues of management and planning of the work programme. It is led by two co-chairs – one ASEAN Member State and one OECD Member Country. The bureau members are:

  • Malaysia (Co-Chair) 
  • New Zealand (Co-Chair)
  • Indonesia
  • Korea
  • Philippines





James Drummond, OECD Regulatory Policy Division 

Mike Pfister, OECD Regulatory Policy Division 

 About Good Regulatory Practice (GRP)

Governments usually use regulations as one of three key levers alongside tax and spending, to achieve important outcomes such as social welfare, environmental protection and sustainable inclusive economic growth. The tools and methods (or practices) used to develop these regulations can often determine the quality of regulations i.e. how well, and if regulations will achieve their objectives.


Good Regulatory Practices are internationally recognised processes, systems, tools and methods for improving the quality of regulations. GRP systematically implements public consultation and stakeholder engagement as well as impact analysis of government proposals, before they are implemented to make sure they are fit for purpose and will deliver what they are set out to achieve.



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