Regulatory policy

ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network


ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practice Network (GRPN), co-chaired by Malaysia and New Zealand, is comprised of around 70 senior officials responsible for Good Regulatory Practice initiatives in ASEAN Member States, OECD member countries as well as representatives from regional and international organisations. The GRPN fosters the exchange of good practice and mutual learning among policy makers. The Network builds upon the longstanding partnership of the OECD with Southeast Asia on regulatory reform both regionally through APEC and ASEAN and bilaterally with individual ASEAN member states. 

The GRPN is part of other OECD regulatory policy work in South East Asia, and includes country and regional-level support.




Mission of GRPN

Co-operate with ASEAN Member States in strengthening capacity for the implementation of good regulatory practice to assure high-quality regulation and regulatory coherence, through the  exchange of good practice and mutual learning among policy makers between ASEAN Member States and OECD member countries. 

The GRPN also supports efforts to strengthen ASEAN Institutional Connectivity and realise an integrated ASEAN Economic Community, working in close collaboration with ASEAN bodies and its secretariat as well as other regional bodies. Furthermore, the GRPN seeks synergies with other events and initiatives on a common theme

The GRPN is one of six regional policy networks (RPNs) under the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) that was launched at the 2014 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM). The programme aims to bring the relationship of the OECD and Southeast Asian countries to a more strategic levels, support domestic reform processes and contribute to regional integration initiatives. 

GRPN Bureau

The Bureau of the GRPN is made up a number of Delegates who represent the Network in providing more detailed direction to the Secretariat on issues of management and planning of the work programme. It is led by two co-chairs – one ASEAN Member State and one OECD Member Country. The bureau members are:

  • Malaysia (Co-Chair)
  • New Zealand (Co-Chair)
  • Indonesia
  • Korea
  • Philippines

 About Good Regulatory Practice (GRP)

Governments usually use regulations as one of three key levers alongside tax and spending, to achieve important outcomes such as social welfare, environmental protection and sustainable inclusive economic growth. The tools and methods (or practices) used to develop these regulations can often determine the quality of regulations i.e. how well, and if regulations will achieve their objectives.


Good Regulatory Practices are internationally recognised processes, systems, tools and methods for improving the quality of regulations. GRP systematically implements public consultation and stakeholder engagement as well as impact analysis of government proposals, before they are implemented to make sure they are fit for purpose and will deliver what they are set out to achieve.


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For further information, please contact James Drummond and Mike Pfister, OECD Regulatory Policy Division


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