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OECD supports Peru's water regulator to improve the quality of its regulation

 

3-12 November 2020, virtual workshop

 

From 3-12 November 2020, the OECD organised a virtual workshop on the implementation of regulatory impact analysis (RIA) for Peru’s water regulator, the National Superintendence of Sanitation Services, SUNASS. The aim of the workshop was to train SUNASS officials in the preparation and evaluation of RIA. RIA will be applied to SUNASS´ rule-making process, and thus increase the level of transparency, accountability, monitoring, compliance and quality of regulations for the benefit of government efficiency and competitiveness.

The workshop was part of the agreement signed last December 2019 between the OECD and SUNASS to implement RIA. RIA is the most important tool that the OECD promotes to improve the quality of regulation and to ensure that regulations are fit-for-purpose and meet their objectives. RIA enables officials to think critically about the objectives of public intervention, as well as to assess the benefits and costs of such interventions. As part of RIA, stakeholder engagement should be carried out before and during the process of developing regulatory proposals.

This workshop will enable SUNASS to issue better regulations and mitigate problems more effectively. The workshop emphasised the importance of public consultation, as it allows stakeholders to contribute to the identification of a problem, the causes and effects, and possible solutions.

The workshop was held as part of the OECD's Recommendations on Regulatory Policy to Peru through the report “Regulatory Policy in Peru: Assembling the Framework for Regulatory Quality”, which recommends that Peru's regulatory agencies should have their own RIA system for the development and review of their regulation.

 

WORKSHOP CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 22 sessions organised over 6 days, a total of 18 hours
  • Speakers included experts in better regulation, RIA, and regulation and governance of the water sector, including from the following offices and agencies:
    • Regulatory Policy Division and the Water Governance, Circular Economy, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD
    • Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Agency (OEFA), Peru
    • Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
    • Water Commission, Scotland
    • Commission for the Regulation of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation (CRA), Colombia
    • National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Mexico
  • Over 100 officials participated in the workshop, including representatives from SUNASS, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), the Peruvian Competition and Promotion Agency (INDECOPI), the Telecommunications Regulator (OSIPTEL), the Energy and Mines Regulator (OSINERGMIN), the Transport Infrastructure Regulator (OSITRAN), OEFA, as well as personnel from the Ministries of Economy and Finance, Energy, and representatives of the Water and Sanitation Service Providers, among others.

 

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CONTACT:

OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Alberto Morales, OECD Regulatory Policy Division

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores

 

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