OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation

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This publication provides countries with a Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation, an overview of evaluation practices in OECD countries and concrete examples. It also reports key findings of three expert papers on the evaluation of regulatory policy that informed the development of the Framework.




In the last decades, OECD countries have reformed their regulatory management systems to improve the quality of regulations. Reforms included putting in place systems to review the efficiency and effectiveness of new regulations and the stock of regulations based on evidence, and the involvement of stakeholders at every step of the regulatory policy cycle. For example, while in 1998 only half of OECD member countries had put in place a system of regulatory impact analysis (hereafter RIA) (OECD, 2008), in 2014 almost all OECD member countries report conducting RIAs on draft regulations. The scope and actual implementation of RIA vary widely across and even within countries. OECD Members have committed to improving their systems and have expressed their ambitions in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance.


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