Working Group on Regulatory Reform and the Rule of Law
The MENA-OECD Working Group on Regulatory Reform and the Rule of Law (WG IV) promotes a forum for MENA countries and international experts to exchange on good practices in regulatory reform and discuss how to ensure effective access to justice services and strengthen the rule of law.
The Working Group is part of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme - a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD countries to share knowledge and expertise, with a view to disseminating standards and principles of good governance that support the ongoing process of reform in the MENA region.
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Regulatory Reform, chaired by Tunisia and co-chaired by France and Italy was held in Tunis, March 2016.
The main topics discussed during this meeting were the following:
- Implementing regulatory policy recommendations: what are the main lessons and impact in MENA and OECD countries?
- Good practices in transparent law-drafting process: How can open government improve trust and results?
- A step-by-step approach towards stakeholder engagement: the case of the organic law of the government budget in Tunisia.
This is the first progress report that:
By assessing the current regulatory environment against key principles, such as transparency, accountability and participation, the OECD actively supports MENA countries in their transition process towards more democratic and efficient governance systems.
- Blog post - Why should the Middle East and North Africa care about regulatory reform?
- Regulatory policy
- Regulatory Policy and Administrative Simplification
- Access to Justice