12 May 2020
On 12 May 2020, the OECD in co-operation with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin American and the Caribbean Network of Regulatory Improvement, organised a webinar on Regulation and regulatory improvement during the pandemic: how to ensure the quality of the decisions? The objective of the webinar was to promote the exchange of experiences on the management of the COVID-19 crisis from a regulatory improvement perspective. Representatives from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the Dominican Republic attended the meeting, as well as officials from the IDB and the OECD. Over 100 attendees participated. The meeting addressed the following:
The main elements of the webinar included:
Access the agenda in Spanish of the webinar and the presentations and recording. Download the summary record.
The current emergency presents challenges for the governments and public administrations, that must provide solutions to its citizens in a highly dynamic regulatory context and where making evidence-based decisions is particularly important. Additionally, the economic and social conditions of the region make even more salient the need to increase the digital infrastructure, facilitate the registration and formalisation of businesses and reduce administrative burdens and bureaucratic barriers. This is why we encourage our readers to visit the following websites:
OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC
Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores
Gloriana Madrigal, Economist Jr., OECD Regulatory Policy Division