Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Implementing Regulatory Policy Principles to Foster Inclusive Growth

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This book assesses progress in the implementation of regulatory policy within the region. Regulatory governance in the MENA region is an increasing priority for encouraging and enabling sustainable development and inclusive growth. The report reflects on the developments and highlights good practices from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia. The report concludes by providing recommendations to MENA countries, especially those in transition, to help them build the required institutions, systems, policies and capacities to produce a better regulatory environment needed to deliver sustainable development and equitable growth whilst ensuring public participation and accountability.

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The OECD framework for regulatory policy and MENA

This chapter looks at developments in access to and use of the Internet through highspeed infrastructure. It addresses a number of issues as set out in the Seoul Declaration and makes policy recommendations and suggestions for further work in this area. Specifically, the chapter provides an overview of progress in expanding access to networks and attaining greatest practical national coverage; creating a market-friendly environment for investment and competition; benefitting from convergence; encouraging the adoption of IPv6; encouraging a more efficient use of radio spectrum; and improving measurement and statistical instruments.

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