Regulatory policy

5th expert workshop, Assessing Progress in the Implementation of the 2012 Recommendation of the OECD Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance


Stockholm, 3-4 June 2013


In this workshop, OECD delegates and experts discussed the requirements, goals and aspirations for implementing each of the 12 Principles in the Recommendation. Participants identified effective practices for implementing the Principles, and discussed obstacles to implementation and ways to overcome them.




Country delegates:

  • emphasised the importance of achieving effective consultation and engagement with business and citizens, the need for independent evaluation and scrutiny, and the need for applying proportional evidence based impact assessment to the largest and most costly regulatory interventions
  • promoted the most challenging aspects of the Recommendation as being of most vital importance in ensuring effective systemic reform
  • stressed that assessing its implementation should aim to reflect the reality “in the field” and not just the de jure situation on paper
  • recognised it is challenging and resource intensive to develop a survey methodology that delivers accurate indicators which measure actual implementation of practices



2012 Recommendation of the OECD Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance


Policy findings

List of participants

Speaker profiles

Discussion Notes




Benefits of a systematic implementation (presentation and speech)

Challenges in implementing the 2012 Recommendation

Explicit policy on regulatory quality, Regulatory oversight & Performance reviews (PP. 1, 3, 6)



Re-Boosting Growth: Overcoming Challenges to Measuring and Reducing Compliance Costs, 4th expert workshop, Berlin, 11-12 June 2012

Developing a Framework for Measuring Regulatory Performance in OECD Countries, 3rd expert workshop, Madrid, 26-27 September 2011

The Use of Perception Surveys in OECD Countries, 2nd expert workshop, Istanbul, 21-22 June 2010

Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems, 1st expert workshop, London 2-3 April 2009


For further information, please contact Christiane Arndt.

Consultation, communication and engagement (PP. 2) (handout on the UK consultation principles)

Integrated RIA and Risk and regulation (PP. 4, 9) - Critical country reflection

Ex post regulatory evaluation (PP. 5) - Critical country reflection and rapporteur presentation

International Regulatory Co-operation (PP. 12) - OECD introduction and rapporteur presentation

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