OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Brazil 2008
Hide / Show Abstract

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Brazil 2008

Strengthening Governance for Growth

The debate on a market-based economy has now entered a new phase in Brazil, addressing the broader context of quality regulation and the reduction of regulatory risk. The improved macroeconomic situation and the progress made by the sectoral regulatory agencies have paid off, and there is also wider social participation in the improvement of the regulatory framework with a stronger consumer engagement. But Brazil still needs to further improve its capacities for regulatory quality and increase transparency and accountability in the system to reinforce regulatory performance.

This review analyses the challenges of strengthening regulatory governance in Brazil to improve economic growth, with appropriate regulatory frameworks for core infrastructure sectors. Improved institutional capacities would also enhance support for regulatory policy across various government areas. Setting up an appropriate architecture for sectoral regulatory agencies and balancing autonomy with accountability will contribute to improved governance. Challenges include consolidating the autonomy and status of Brazilian regulatory authorities, reinforcing the strategic organisation for planning and decision making, increasing social accountability mechanisms, and improving co-ordination with competition authorities. Regulatory reform will help Brazil boost growth opportunities, and improve the quality and value of core services provided to its citizens.

Brazil requested this broad review by the OECD of its regulatory practices and reforms. The review presents a general picture of the overall frameworks to assure high quality regulation with a special focus on four core infrastructure sectors: power, private health insurance, land transport and telecommunications.

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/4208061e.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/governance/oecd-reviews-of-regulatory-reform-brazil-2008_9789264042940-en
  • READ
Publication Date :
29 May 2008
DOI :
10.1787/9789264042940-en
 
Chapter
 

The Private Health Insurance Sector You do not have access to this content

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/4208061ec006.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/governance/oecd-reviews-of-regulatory-reform-brazil-2008/the-private-health-insurance-sector_9789264042940-6-en
  • READ
Author(s):
OECD
Pages :
109–139
DOI :
10.1787/9789264042940-6-en

Hide / Show Abstract

Private health insurance (PHI) refers to diverse health funding arrangements in different national contexts (Colombo and Tapay, 2004a). It is distinguished from public coverage programmes primarily by its funding through non-income-related premiums – usually paid on the basis of a contract between a private party and an insurance entity – as opposed to taxes or social security payroll contributions. It is generally, but not always, of a voluntary nature, although participation may be set forth by the conditions of employment (OECD 2004a).