Regulatory reform

Workshop: Elaboration and evaluation of regulatory impact assessment (RIA) at sub-national level


Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, 11-12 November 2014


A regulatory framework constructed with high quality standards boosts competitiveness, innovation, economic growth and improves the quality of life for citizens. To achieve this, a professional scrutiny process for all new regulation is necessary. In this process, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) is one of the most important tools to develop high quality regulation.


At this workshop, OECD officials and international experts from OECD countries shared their experience in applying and conducting Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) as an important element to improve their regulatory framework. Case studies were prepared in the context of RIA at sub-national level.




  • This workshop provided practical information and learning on RIA through case studies, group exercises and presentations from government officials;
  • The workshop focussed on the basic facts and theory related to RIA; and on the analysis, discussion and implementation of real situations in which RIA should be implemented.


This workshop was part of the programme of co-operation between the Federal Ministry of Economy of Mexico, the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) and the OECD to strengthen competitiveness through regulatory improvement. Over 130 public officials from central, regional and local governments attended.


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Further information Contact

Manuel Gerardo Flores
Senior Economic Advisor
OECD Regulatory Policy Division

Andres Blancas

Jacobo Garcia Villarreal
Regulatory Reform Specialist


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