OECD Council Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance
On 22 March, 2012, the Council of the OECD adopted the Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance. The Recommendation sets out the measures that Governments can and should take to support the implementation and advancement of systemic regulatory reform to deliver regulations that meet public policy objectives and at the same time will have a positive impact on the economy and society. These measures are integrated in a comprehensive policy cycle in which regulations are designed, assessed and evaluated ex ante and ex post, revised and enforced at all levels of government, supported by appropriate institutions.
The principles in the Recommendation provide countries with the basis for a comprehensive assessment of the performance of the policies, tools and institutions that underpin the use of efficient and effective regulation to achieve social, environmental and economic goals. Through its work programme, the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee will support countries to implement the principles in the Recommendation.