Regulatory policy



‌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

5 June 2024
Driving Performance at Brazil’s National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation, EN / PT

5 April 2024
Regulatory experimentation: Moving ahead on the agile regulatory governance agenda

6 November 2023
Better Regulation for the Green Transition

24 July 2023
Risk-based Regulatory Design for the Safe Use of Hydrogen

30 June 2023
Understanding and Applying the Precautionary Principle in the Energy Transition

12 April 2023
Progress Review of Peru's Telecommunications Regulator: Driving Performance - Informe sobre avances del Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones de Perú: Impulsando el desempeño

6 January 2023
Effective Government Information Websites

20 December 2022
Digital Transformation Projects in Greece’s Public Sector: Governance, Procurement and Implementation

12 December 2022
International Regulatory Co-operation in Competition Law and Chemical Safety

7 November 2022
The SME Test: Taking SMEs and entrepreneurs into account when regulating

19 October 2022
Scotland’s Approach to Regulating Water Charges : Innovation and Collaboration

18 October 2022
Supporting Regulatory Reforms in Southeast Asia

4 October 2022
Regulatory policy 2.0: Viewpoints and beliefs about better regulation: A report from the “Q exercise”

19 September 2022
Equipping Agile and Autonomous Regulators

10 September 2022
The governance of civil aviation authorities in Latin American countries

6 September 2022
Regulatory policy scan of Bulgaria: Promoting a sound regulatory framework for citizen well-being and economic growth

5 August 2022
Case studies on agile regulatory governance to harness innovation: Civilian drones and bio-solutions

28 June 2022
Better Regulation Practices across the European Union 2022 

14 October 2021
OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2021


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
Better regulation and innovation

Assessing the benefits of regulatory reform for citizens and business


Integrate RIAs in the development of new regulations

  ‌‌Regulation and emerging technologies

Address the regulatory challenges and seize the opportunities stemming from innovation