Regulatory policy

OECD strengthens Latin American countries’ capacity to implement regulations that increase welfare


Lima, Peru, 10 and 11 October 2019


The OECD met with Latin American countries at its 8th meeting of the Latin American and the Caribbean Network of Regulatory Improvement. It presented the Tools and Ethics for Applied Behavioural Insights: The BASIC Toolkit, which help governments design and enforce regulations that increase welfare and economic growth; as well as the draft Toolkit for Stakeholder Engagement which will allow governments to prepare regulations in taking into consideration citizens’ and the business community’s feedback and point of view.


Member country representatives, officials of international organisations and stakeholders from the private sector shared practices and experiences related to regulatory improvement.


Attendance: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Canada, United Kingdom, the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Topics discussed:

  • Compliance and evaluation of regulations using behavioural economic insights.
  • Governance and instruments of regulatory improvement focused on regulatory institutions.
  • The role of the private sector in regulatory improvement.
  • Stakeholder engagement in the regulatory process.
  • Preliminary results of the study carried out by the OECD and the BID for the elaboration of indicators on regulatory governance in 10 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.


The next meetings of the network will take place in:

  • San Salvador, El Salvador, March or April 2020, second extraordinary meeting.
  • Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, October 2020, Ninth ordinary meeting.


Download the programme in English and in Spanish

See press report in Spanish.



OECD Regulatory Policy Division in Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores

Gloriana Madrigal, Economist Jr., OECD


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