Regulatory policy

OECD provides training to Costa Rica officials to improve the quality of regulation


San José, Costa Rica, 6 December 2017


This event took place in the framework of the OECD Regional Program for Latin America and the Caribbean and with the co-operation of the British Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica. Likewise, it was supported by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica (MEIC) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX).

The workshop aimed to introduce concepts related to regulatory policy and governance, RIA and public consultation. RIA is a tool promoted by the OECD for the development of quality public policies and comes from the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. This methodology allows public policy makers to issue regulations that are “fit-for-purpose”, through a systematic and orderly method.

The following topics were discussed in the workshop:

  • RIA in OECD countries, which included the sub-themes: RIA in the context of regulatory policy and governance, basic elements of RIA, and RIA systems in Mexico.
  • Challenges in the implementation of RIA, which included the sub-themes: Elements and strategies for the implementation of RIA, current status of RIA and challenges in OECD countries.
  • Involvement of stakeholders (consultation) in OECD countries, including: The involvement of stakeholders in the context of regulatory policy and governance, the current status of stakeholder involvement and challenges in OECD countries: Overview of regulatory policy, and public consultation in RIA in Mexico.

The event was addressed to officials of the ministries and regulatory bodies of the country. In total, 80 Costa Rican officials participated in the workshop.


See the press release in Spanish.



Regulatory Policy Division in Mexico and Latin America of the OECD @OCDE_RLAC

Guillermo Morales, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, Regulatory Policy Division @M_GerardoFlores


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