This review takes stock of the development and implementation of regulatory reform
at a critical juncture for Lithuania. Confronted with the challenge of supporting
growth and competitiveness, Lithuania has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme
that addresses not only the development of new regulations but also the inspection
and enforcement processes that support the effective implementation of these regulations
with the least administrative burden for citizens and businesses. This is relatively
rare among OECD members and the review assesses this comprehensive reform programme
with a special focus on inspection and enforcement. First in its kind, the review
benchmarks Lithuania's reforms against the OECD Best Practice Principles on Regulatory
Enforcement and Inspection. The review identifies practical recommendations for strengthening
regulatory effectiveness and support growth and competitiveness.
This report addresses the crucial link between developing and implementing regulation, and reviews the ambitious reform programme launched by Lithuania to improve regulations while placing the lightest possible burden on citizens and businesses.
In addition to a set of practical recommendations for enhancing trust in regulatory institutions, strengthening regulatory effectiveness and supporting growth and competitiveness, the review develops an innovative checklist to assess the performance of the inspections and enforcement reform and system and identifies a series of innovative practices that could support other countries’ efforts towards improving the implementation of regulation.