Regulatory Policy in Chile

Government Capacity to Ensure High-Quality Regulation

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One of Chile’s biggest strengths is its very sound macroeconomic framework that reinforces its economic resilience. This is partly based on a prudent regulatory and supervisory framework governing the financial system. Furthermore, the government’s Agenda for Productivity, Innovation and Growth, co-ordinated by the Ministry of Economy with the participation of other ministries and state services, constitutes a good opportunity to use regulatory policy as a driver to reform the policymaking framework of Chile. For example, Chile has already made substantive progress in making regulations more accessible and communicating administrative requirements. However, while in Chile national regulations provide the general framework for administrative procedures and an efficient state administration, the lack of a comprehensive regulatory reform programme has reduced the possibility of achieving even better economic outcomes and unleashing resources to boost productivity. The regulatory policymaking framework lacks some key features seen in other OECD countries (e.g. stakeholder engagement, regulatory impact assessment, oversight body) that would make sure that regulations are designed in the best way. Good practices in rule-making procedures are also rather limited. This review presents the way forward for improving the government’s capacity to ensure high-quality regulation in Chile.

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Chile's regulation of territorial planning and construction permits

This chapter seeks to contextualise the current organisational and procedural regime for construction permit authorisation and management It can be part of the ongoing debate in Chile on improving territorial governance in general and on the urban development policy in particular. The chapter discusses the status of regulatory policies, institutions, and tools in the territorial planning and construction permits regime of Chile. It starts by analysing the current territorial governance in Chile and situating it vis-à-vis OECD countries. It describes both frameworks for urban and rural development, and afterwards, it discusses how modernising construction permits in Chile could be done by touching upon the normative and institutional structure, the city planning activity, and the management of natural risks in Chile. Finally, it recommends further steps to improve the high fragmentation and low co-ordination within the sector.

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