Regulatory policy

Cutting red tape: Comparing administrative burdens across countries


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ISBN Number: 9789264037502

Publication Date: 25/09/2007
Pages: 189
Number of graphs: 67


Cutting red tape to improve business conditions has become a priority in OECD countries. This pilot study measures and compares administrative burdens in the transport sector across eleven member countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. The aim of the exercise is twofold: to identify good practices and provide input for national simplification strategies, and to develop and test a method for cross-country comparison.

Measurement, quantification and evidence-based policy making are becoming increasingly dominant features in the approach of many countries. By standardising the methodology for national measurements, comparisons can be made across countries. This facilitates the identification of good practices, which can be used in developing simplification strategies.


This report is published in English only. However, a French translation of the executive summary has been included in this volume.


Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Red Tape Assessment – A Way to Simplify Administration
Chapter 2. Red Tape Assessment Analysis of the Road Freight Sector
Chapter 3. OECD Red Tape Assessment, Objectives and Organisation
Chapter 4. Validity on Some Issues Concerning the Red Tape Assessment Methodology

How to obtain this publication

Readers can purchase the e-book and/or paper copy of the full version of Cutting Red Tape: Comparing Administrative Burdens across Countries via our Online Bookshop or SourceOECD.


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