OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform

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1990-0481 (online)
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1563-4973 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/19900481
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This series presents the results of country peer reviews of regulatory reform in OECD countries. They present an integrated assessment of regulatory reform in framework areas such as the quality of the public sector, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. They also contain chapters on sectors such as telecommunications, electricity, road and rail freight, and an assessment of the macroeconomic context for reform. The policy recommendations present a balanced plan of action for both short and longer term based on best international regulatory practices.

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OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Sweden 2007

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30 Mar 2007
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166
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9789264009103 (PDF) ;9789264008519(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264009103-en

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This review analyses the Swedish institutional framework for better regulation. In recent years Sweden has made a remarkable recovery, benefiting from deregulation efforts undertaken in the early to mid 1990s. Sweden places a strong emphasis on high standards of social welfare and a strong governance framework, which foster consensus. To preserve its ambitious social and environmental goals, Sweden needs to maintain its strong economic performance. A number of challenges should be addressed, such as the labour market, the performance of the public sector and the strengthening of competition. Entrepreneurship also should be stimulated, and further efforts have to be made to reduce administrative burdens. To create momentum for reform, Sweden needs to promote a strategic vision, improve the process for impact assessment, and strengthen co-ordination between national and local levels of government. The benefits of reform need to be more widely understood by all stakeholders and citizens. Regulatory reform will help Sweden take advantage of globalisation and technological innovation, and meet the demands of citizens for high-quality public services.

Sweden is one of many OECD countries to request a broad review by the OECD of its regulatory practices and reforms. This review presents an overall picture, set within a macroeconomic context, of regulatory achievements and challenges including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness. Its special focus is on regulatory governance across levels of government as well as environmental policy.

The background material used to prepare this report is available at: www.oecd.org/regreform/backgroundreports

In the same series:

Canada

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Korea

Mexico

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Russia

Spain

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

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Table of Contents

 Summary
 Chapter 1. Performance and Appraisal
 -Introduction
 -Section 1. Macroeconomic Context
 -Section 2. Regulatory Reform: Its Contribution to Performance So Far
 -Section 3. Regulatory Reform: Emerging Challenges
 -Section 4. Moving Forward: Regulatory Capacities for Promoting Further Reform
 Chapter 2. Regulatory Governance
 Chapter 3. Competition Policy
 Chapter 4. Market Openness
 Chapter 5. Multi-level Regulatory Governance
 Chapter 6. Environment

 
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