Regulatory policy



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Regulatory policy is about achieving government's objectives through the use of regulations, laws, and other instruments to deliver better economic and social outcomes and thus enhance the life of citizens and business.


Latest updates

20 January 2021
Good regulatory practices and co-operation in trade agreements: A historical perspective and stocktaking

18 January 2021
Public consultation on the draft OECD Best Practice Principles on International Regulatory Co-operation

17 December 2020
The Governance of Regulators in Latin America

Thailand: Regulatory Management and Oversight Reforms - A Diagnostic Scan

4 December 2020
OECD Best Practice Principles: Reviewing the Stock of Regulation

2 December 2020
Regulatory policy and the Covid-19 crisis

18 November 2020
Regulatory policy and COVID-19: Behavioural insights for fast-paced decision making

16 November 2020
Shaping the Future of Regulators - The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Economic Regulators

27 and 29 October 2020
9th meeting of the Ibero American and the Caribbean Network of Regulatory Improvement

30 September 2020
Regulatory quality and COVID-19: The use of regulatory management tools in a time of crisis

18 September 2020
Regulatory policy and COVID-19: Removing administrative barriers, improving regulatory delivery

16 September 2020
Regulation of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for the future - blog post

3 September 2020
Virtual 7th Annual Meeting of International Organisations

2 September 2020
Launch of the OECD Review of International Regulatory Co-operation of the United Kingdom


13-14 January 2020
OECD Global Conference on Governance Innovation


OECD Recommendation and Principles


Publications and events 

  Administrative simplification

Comprehensive framework to guide government reforms


Latest events and publications on regulatory policy


Review the stock of regulations to reduce unnecessary burdens


Regulatory policy and global relations

Network of Economic Regulators

International regulatory co-operation

Supporting reforms beyond the OECD


Share experiences and good practices in economic regulation


Promote the co-ordination of rules and their enforcement


Measuring Regulatory Performance
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Regulation and emerging technologies

Assessing the benefits of regulatory reform for citizens and business


Integrate RIAs in the development of new regulations

  ‌‌Regulation and emerging technologies

Tackle regulatory  challenges raised by emerging technologies