Regulatory policy

Overview of work and projects


Regulatory policy is a core part of the OECD’s work, touching aspects in every sector of the economy and affecting the everyday life of business and citizens. It is important that governments ensure that what they do in economic and social affairs is efficient and effective. Through the use of regulations, laws, and other instruments, governments intervene in the economy in pursuit of their objectives.


At the OECD, the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) helps member countries adapt regulatory policies, tools and institutions learning from each other’s experience, to improve the design and implementation of regulation. The Regulatory Policy Division, which is part of the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV) serves as the Secretariat of the RPC and carries out its programme of work. The Division aims at building policy support for the implementation of good regulatory practices within governments. Its work covers the following areas:


Latest initiatives

  Regulatory enforcement
and inspections
The governance of regulators  


  International regulatory co-operation Network of economic regulators
Administrative simplification 
Regulatory Impact Analysis

Risk and regulatory policy


  OECD reviews
on regulatory policy
Measuring regulatory performance Co-operation with non-members 
Better Regulation
in the EU15


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