Regulatory policy

Fourth meeting of International Organisations: A Partnership for Effective International Rule-Making


The Fourth Annual Meeting of International Organisations took place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, on 25 April 2017. The event, opened by Gary Banks, Chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee, and Michelle d’Auray, Canadian Ambassador to the OECD, gathered delegates from some 40 organisations, 18 countries and BIAC to develop the terms of the continuation of work on the rule-making of international organisations. Discussions drew on the conclusions from the analytical work carried out in 2014-16 for the report on International Regulatory Co-operation: The Role of International Organisations in Fostering Better Rules of Globalisation, and focused on the terms and objectives for the partnership for effective international rule-making in the next biennium.


Participants welcomed the opportunity provided by the partnership to collect evidence, exchange practices, and ensure greater consistency of approaches to improve the effectiveness of the rule-making of international organisations. Delegates of the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee confirmed their support to the work and encouraged IO efforts to build the evidence base on their normative activities and to adapt the lessons learnt at the domestic level on good regulatory practices, building on the experience of national regulators and the principles set out in the OECD Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance.


Participants agreed to focus the analytical work going forward on five broad themes:

  1. the diversity of international instruments
  2. effective stakeholder engagement
  3. enhancing implementation
  4. evaluating impact of international instruments
  5. co-ordination among IOs.





For further information, please contact Céline Kauffmann, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD.




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