Lima, Peru, 19 October 2021
Since December 2019, the OECD has advised Peru's water regulator, the National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (SUNASS), to adopt tools to improve its regulatory-making process. The objective is for SUNASS to issue high-quality regulations: regulations that adequately regulate the provision of water services and related activities without imposing unnecessary costs and burdens on citizens and companies. The tool promoted by OECD to ensure the quality of regulation is regulatory impact assessment (RIA).
Within this framework, the OECD and SUNASS launched the report Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment at Peru’s National Superintendence of Sanitation Services on 5 October. This report provides guidance for implementing RIA in SUNASS, evaluates the agency’s rule-making process, and provides recommendations to design the legal reforms necessary to establish RIA as a permanent practice, and training of the personnel who will develop it. The report includes technical guidelines for conducting public consultations, identifying public policy problems, and conducting cost-benefit analysis.
The launch of the report is part of the work within the framework of the agreement signed last December 2019 between the OECD and SUNASS to implement RIA by the regulatory body.
The recommendations for the implementation of RIA in SUNASS are in line with the OECD recommendations on regulatory policy for Peru in the report Regulatory Policy in Peru: Assembling the Framework for Regulatory Quality, where the OECD recommends that Peruvian regulatory bodies must have their own RIA system for the preparation and review of their regulation.
Highlights of the event:
Alberto Morales, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD