Regulatory policy

9th Meeting of the Ibero American and the Caribbean Network of Regulatory Improvement


27 and 29 October 2020, Webinar


On 27 and 29 October and 5 November, Latin American countries, Spain, Portugal, the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD met to discuss how better regulation can boost SME development and international regulatory co-operation.

The series of meetings were held during the ninth regular meeting of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Better Regulation in virtual form, hosted by the Dominican Republic as the Network's Coordinator for the year 2020. The Network seeks to establish a permanent dialogue on the progress and challenges in promoting regulatory quality. The main objective of the Network is to communicate and exchange experiences and practices among experts in the Ibero-American and Caribbean region, as well as from OECD member countries.


The meeting focused on two main themes:

  • The use of regulatory impact assessments in favour of SMEs: these assessments are part of ex-ante and ex-post reviews of regulations, and allow the impact of new regulations on the operation and compliance of SMEs to be assessed and minimised.
  • The importance of International Regulatory Cooperation (IRCC): the IRCC can help manage cross-border risks, promote work sharing and resource pooling for effective regulatory responses and reduce administrative costs.


The Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Better Regulation meeting included participants and speakers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, sub-national governments of Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, IDB and OECD, as well as representatives from the private sector, academics and regulatory improvement experts.


Chile will be the coordinator of the Network for the year 2021.




For more information on regulatory policy in Latin America and the Caribbean and to learn more about the OECD's work on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit:



OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores

Gloriana Madrigal, Economist Jr., OECD Regulatory Policy Division


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