Regulatory policy

City of Merida receives OECD training to simplify formalities in the business environment


Merida, 5-6 July 2017


The OECD delivered a workshop to Merida’s officials to implement recommendations for improving municipal formalities of high impact on business activity. The OECD provided the City of Merida with 184 recommendations for improving the formalities required to start a business and getting building permits, as well as for increasing regulatory transparency and efficiency in the management of these processes. The recommendations are based on good international practices included in the  Guide to Improve the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities and boost Mexico's competitiveness.

Workshop highlights:

  • Topics covered included principles of regulation, principles of regulatory policy and governance, introduction to regulatory impact assessment and stakeholder engagement, strategies for administrative simplification, recommendations of the OECD Guide for Improving the Regulatory Quality of State and Municipal Formalities, and implementations plans for the city of Merida.
  • The workshop was delivered by two officials and one consultant from the OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division.
  • Attendees included Merida officials from the offices of regulatory improvement, treasury, urban development, urban planning, cadastre, environment, amongst others.



Regulatory Policy Division in Mexico and Latin America OECD @OCDE_RLAC

Adriana Garcia, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD

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


More information

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