Regulatory policy

Regulatory reform: events and publications


Regulatory policy and Covid-19


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Brochures and highlights


Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance (2012) 

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Regulatory Policy Outlook

  • OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2021 - EN / FR
  • OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2018 - EN / FR / GER / ITA
  • Case Studies of RegWatchEurope Regulatory Oversight Bodies and the EU Regulatory Scrutiny Board (2018) - EN
  • OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015 - EN / FR / GER
  • A Reader’s Companion to the OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015 - EN

Reviews of regulatory reform

  • Brazil (2022) EN
  • Slovak Republic (2020) EN
  • Croatia (2019) EN
  • Argentina (2019) EN / SP 
  • Slovenia (2018) - EN
  • Korea (2017) - EN / KO
  • Peru (2016) - EN
  • Chile (2016) - EN
  • Lithuania (2015) - EN

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Measuring Regulatory Performance

  • Better Regulation Practices across the European Union 2022 (28 June 2022)
  • Better indicators for better regulation: the OECD iREG experience (2019) - EN
  • Better Regulation Practices across the European Union (2019) - EN - Highlights
  • Pilot database on stakeholder engagement practices (2017) - EN
  • OECD Regulatory Compliance Cost Assessment Guidance (2014) - EN
  • OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation (2014) - EN
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Perception Surveys (2012) - EN
  • Evaluating the Impact of Regulation and Regulatory Policy (2012) - EN
  • Evaluating Regulatory Management Tools and Programmes (2012) - EN
  • The economic impact of regulatory policy: A literature review of quantitative evidence (2012) - EN


  • Better Regulation in Europe: EU15 project (2010) - EN

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International regulatory co-operation (IRC) and International Organisations (IOs)

Best Practice Principles

  • International Regulatory Co-operation EN / SP (30 July 2021) 

Public Consultation

Country work

  • Review of International Regulatory Co-operation of the United Kingdom - EN - (2020)
  • Review of IRC of Mexico - EN / SP (2018)

IRC and International Organisations

IRC and Trade

IRC in specific sectors

  • Study of International Regulatory Co-operation (IRC) Arrangements for Air QualityEN - website (2020)
  • IRC: Addressing Global Challenges - EN / Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3 (2013)

Studies on IRC approaches

  • The contribution of trans-governmental networks of regulators to IRC, WP No. 10 (2018)

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 Governance & independence of regulators

  • The 2018 Indicators on the Governance of Sector Regulators - Part of the Product Market Regulation (PMR) Survey (2019) EN
  • Creating a Culture of Independence, Practical Guidance against Undue Influence (2017) EN /  FR / SP
  • The Role of Economic Regulators in the Governance of Intrastructure (2017) - EN
  • Being an Independent Regulator (2016) - English
  • Governance of Regulators' Practices: Accountability, Transparency and Co-ordination (2016) - English
  • Regulatory management practices in OECD countries, WP No. 1296 (2016)
  • OECD Studies on Water: The Governance of Water Regulators (2015) - EN
  • OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: The Governance of Regulators (2014) - EN / FR
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Performance of regulators

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Behavioural insights

  • Regulatory policy and COVID-19: Behavioural insights for fast-paced decision making -(Nov. 2020) - EN
  • Behavioural Insights and Organisations - Fostering Safety Culture - (2020) -  EN
  • Tools and Ethics for Applied Behavioural Insights: The BASIC Toolkit - (2019) - EN  
  • Delivering Better Policies Through Behavioural Insights: New Approaches (2019) - EN
  • Behavioural Insights and Public Policy: Lessons from Around the World (2017) - EN
  • Protecting Consumers through Behavioural Insights: Regulating the Communications Market in Colombia (2016) - EN
  • Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics (2014) - EN
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Enforcement and inspections

  • Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections in the Environmental Sector of Peru - EN / SP - (2020)
  • Policies, regulatory framework and enforcement for air quality management EN (2020)
  • OECD Enforcement and Inspections Toolkit (2018) - EN / FR / ESP
  • OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy: Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections (2014) - EN / FR

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Regulatory impact assessment (RIA)

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Better regulation innovation

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OECD Regulatory Reform Support in Southeast Asia

  • Supporting Regulatory Reforms in Southeast Asia (18 October 2022)
  • Evaluation Report on Regulatory Impact Assessments (Forthcoming)
  • Regulatory Reform Review of Thailand EN (2020)
  • Good Regulatory Practices to Support SMEs in Southeast Asia EN (2018)
  • Business Regulation Pillars: Good Regulatory Practices for ASEAN EN (May 2017)
  • Implementing Good Regulatory Practice in Malaysia EN (2015)
  • Regulatory Reform Review of Indonesia EN (2012)
  • Administrative Simplification in Viet Nam EN (2011)

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OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy

  • 2021 International Regulatory Co-operation EN / SP 



Other cont. 

  • Review of the Regulation of Freight Transport in Mexico (2017), EN
  • Improving Regulatory Governance - Trends, Practices and the Way Forward (2017)- EN
  • Better Service Delivery for Inclusive Growth in the Dominican Republic (2017) - EN
  • Water Governance in Jordan: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation (2017) - EN / FR
  • Water Governance in Tunisia: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation (2014) - EN /  FR
  • Measurement and Reduction of Administrative Burdens in Greece: An Overview of 13 Sectors (2014) EN
  • Evaluating Laws and Regulations: The Case of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies (2012) - EN / SP



17 June 2021
OECD promotes cutting-edge topics on regulatory policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, 17 June 2021

6 January
OECD supports Mexico to improve its better regulation policy and regulators with more effective audits

5 January
OECD and the Government of the State of Yucatan launch the “Digital Window for investment"



3-12 November 2020
OECD supports Peru's water regulator to improve the quality of its regulation, virtual workshop

3 September 2020
Virtual 7th Annual Meeting of International Organisations 

13 August 2020
OECD promotes regulatory reform in Latin America to boost economic recovery – webinar

11 August, October, December
Sixth ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network Webinar Series: Better Regulation for Post COVID-19 Recovery

9 July 2020
OECD promotes methodologies and practices to assess regulatory policy in Mexico, Webinar

2 July 2020
OECD contributes to the design and development of rail institutions in Mexico, Webinar

12 May 2020
Regulation and regulatory improvement during the pandemic in Latin America: how to ensure the quality of the decisions?, Webinar

18 March 2020
OECD and Latin American countries highlight the state-of-play on better regulation in this region (May 2020)

17 February 2020
Yucatan moves forward in improving high-impact formalities, Mexico

13-14 January 2020
OECD Global Conference on Governance Innovation, Paris

6 January 2020
OECD supports Puebla’s efforts to redesign public service through better regulation, Mexico


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