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OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2015

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Regulations are the rules that govern the everyday life of businesses and citizens. They are an essential instrument in the hands of government to promote economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection. However, regulations can also be costly and ineffective in achieving their objectives. The Regulatory Policy Outlook is the first evidence-based analysis of the progress made by countries to improve the way they regulate. Based on a unique survey filled by all OECD countries and the European Commission, the Outlook assesses progress in establishing the conditions for good regulation. It provides unique insights into the organisation and institutional settings in countries to design, enforce and revise regulations. It uncovers the areas of the regulatory cycle that receive too limited attention from policy makers, and identifies actors who have an important part to play to improve the way regulations are developed, implemented and evaluated. It reviews the use of three critical tools of regulatory policy (Regulatory Impact Assessment, stakeholder engagement and ex post evaluation) and proposes options to use them in a more strategic manner to inform the development and delivery of regulations.

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Poland

Poland has substantially improved its regulatory policy system over the last years. The government introduced a central online system to provide access to the general public to RIA and other documents sent for consultation to selected groups such as trade unions and business. Public consultation is conducted for some proposals over the internet in a pilot project allowing users to comment on draft legislation and RIAs and to view comments provided by others. New guidelines for RIA, consultation and ex post evaluation have been prepared for adoption in 2015, providing more detailed guidance and stronger emphasis on public consultation.

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