Hidalgo, Mexico, 16-19 October 2017, press release
OECD experts carried out the first fact-finding mission in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico in view of the territorial review of Hidalgo. One chapter will be devoted to regulatory policy and the business environment.
The review is the result of an agreement signed in June 2017 in Paris by the OECD Secretary-General José Angel Gurría, and the Governor of the state of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad. The objective of the agreement is to carry out a territorial review of the state of Hidalgo, placing the state in an international context, as well as providing recommendations on policies, planning, public governance, and resource allocation.
The chapter on regulatory policy and the business environment will document the policies, institutions and tools in regulatory policy employed by the state government and municipal governments. Moreover, the review will include a comparative analysis based on best practices, both national and international, and will provide recommendations. One of the central points for the analysis will be the evaluation of regulatory policy practices in the state of Hidalgo and how they contribute to the improvement of the business environment.
During the mission, meetings were held with relevant economic and political actors: the Governor of the state, the municipal presidents of Huejutla de Reyes, Pachuca de Soto, Tepeapulco, Tula de Allende and Santiago Tulantepec, as well as with leaders from several chambers of commerce.
The Minister of Economic Development of Hidalgo, José Luis Romo Cruz, organised the meetings and called in the entire cabinet, which gave presentations and set the objectives of public policy that the government is aiming for, as well as the strategies to comply with them. The main issues covered were: education, human capital, infrastructure and mobility, planning, regulation and fiscal affairs, SMEs, special economic zones, and strategic sectors, among others.
OECD 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