Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness. This book examines country strategies and tools for reducing red tape and the institutional frameworks set up to reduce red tape, and finds what the trends are and what strategies are working.
Table of contents:
Summary Introduction Chapter 1. Simplification Strategies -Simplification Strategies Are Part of Broader Regulatory Quality Objectives -Improving Rule Making ex ante -Reviewing Existing Burdens ex poste -Implementing Simplification Strategies -Conclusions Chapter 2. Simplification Tools -Introduction -Electronically-Based Delivery Mechanisms -Process Re-Engineering -Conclusions Chapter 3. Institutional Frameworks -Introduction -Single Purpose Entities -Administrative Simplification Agencies -Regulatory Reform Agencies -External Committees -Multilevel Co-ordination -Conclusions Conclusions and Future Directions Bibliography Annex 1. Institutional Bodies in Charge of Administrative Simplification Annex 2. The Standard Cost Model in European Countries