Comparing Administrative Burdens across Countries

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Cutting red tape to improve business conditions has become a priority in OECD countries. This pilot study measures and compares administrative burdens in the transport sector across eleven member countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. The aim of the exercise is twofold: to identify good practices and provide input for national simplification strategies, and to develop and test a method for cross-country comparison. This report is published in English only. However, a French translation of the executive summary has been included in this volume.

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Validity on Some Issues Concerning the Red Tape Assessment Methodology

The following is an academic paper prepared by Professor Nils Henrik Moerch von der Fehr on the validity of the Red Tape Assessment methodology. It examines of administrative costs and the methods of measurement, including the strengths and weaknesses. In particular, the degree to which the systemic sample bias of the Standard Cost Model methodology affect its interpretation when transposed to an entire industry sector and ways in which this may be ameliorated.


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