"Too much red tape" is a common complaint from businesses and citizens in OECD countries. This report analyses proven approaches commonly adopted by governments to reduce and streamline administrative procedures like one-stop shops (physical and electronic), simplification of permits and licence procedures, time limits for decision-making, methods to measure administrative burdens, regulatory-compliance assistance for small and medium-size companies, and increasing reliance on IT-based solutions.
- 02 June 2003
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Administrative Simplification in France
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Administrative simplification and burden reduction have been ongoing features of French policy on administration of the state. The improvement of the observance of the rights of citizens and their right of access to administrations and the modernisation of state structures and modes of operation have been the key objectives of the measures taken. There are several important bodies in operation (COSA for administrative simplification, DIRE for state reform, ATICA for new information and communication technologies, and COSLA for the improvement of administrative language) that are in charge of ...