Regulatory policy

Forum on Regulatory Reform Responses to Economic Challenges


17 December 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Jointly organised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation and the OECD, with the support of the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to the OECD, the forum brought together 281 participants made up of senior policy makers, business leaders, and officers in charge of regulatory policy to exchange experiences and mutual learning on using good regulatory practice (GRP) to cope with economic challenges. 


The Forum was opened by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa, following welcoming remarks by Mr. Jaeho Moon, Counselor, The Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to the OECD, while closing remarks were made by Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.


Kuala Lumpur group photo, Forum, December 2015

Through presentations across three sessions by speakers from ERIA, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Viet Nam, participants discussed:


  • Sequencing and phasing of regulatory reforms, particularly on how to ensure sustainability and securing commitment from stakeholders
  • Creating the case for long-term regulatory reform to existing and future challenges
  • Recent innovative practices to mitigate economic challenges
  • Recent technological innovations such as the sharing economy that require a different approach to regulation


Read the summary and agenda of the event.



Mr. Faisal Naru,
Senior Economic Adviser,
Regulatory Policy Division,
Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development



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