Regulatory policy

OECD and Latin American countries highlight the state-of-play on better regulation in this region


18 March 2020, the OECD launched Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. The report presents evidence on the performance of Latin American countries in several areas such as regulatory governance, public employment, open government data, public finance, and others; through indicators that help track and monitor public sector progress and reforms in the region.

Chapter 7 on Regulatory Governance provides in particular an overview of the state-of-play of the better regulation systems in the region; how countries develop, implement and evaluate regulations; and general policy recommendations to improve the quality of their systems. Thischapter analyses the performance of selected countries from the region in three areas: stakeholder engagement, regulatory impact assessment and ex post evaluation. In addition, it analyses the regulatory environment for competition and the governance of regulators.

The Regulatory Governance chapter is mainly based on data collected through the survey Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance (iREG) for Latin America jointly conducted by the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2015 and 2019. The survey collected information from seven countries for 2015 and ten countries in 2019 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador and Peru participated in the survey in 2019.

In addition, the OECD published individual Country Profiles for each one of the surveyed countries, which present an overview of their regulatory policy, highlighting key achievements and reform opportunities.


For more information, please contact:

OECD Regulatory Policy Division for Mexico and Latin America @OCDE_RLAC

Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, OECD @M_GerardoFlores

Renny Reyes, Policy Analyst, and Measuring Regulatory Performance programme  


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