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Better Regulation in Europe
Better Regulation in Europe: Italy 2012
Revised edition, June 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  16 Oct 2013
Pages: 146 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264190818 , OECD Code: 422013251P1
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This review of regulation in Italy maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management, laying down a framework of what should be driving regulatory policy and reform in the future. Issues examined include improving regulatory management, institutional capacities for effective regulation, transparency and processes for effective public consultation and communication, processes for the development of new regulations and for the management of the regulatory stock, compliance rates, enforcement policy. appeal processes, the interface between different levels of government and interface between national processes and those of the EU.

Table of contents:

Abbreviations and acronyms
Country profile: Italy
Reducing administrative burdens to boost business activity
Executive summary
Introduction: Conduct of the review
Chapter 1. Strategy and policies for Better Regulation
Assessment and recommendations
-Economic context and drivers of Better Regulation
-Main developments in the Italian Better Regulation agenda
-Guiding principles for the Better Regulation policy agenda at the national level
-Main Better Regulation policies at the national level
-Ex post evaluation of Better Regulation strategy and policies
-E-Government in support of Better Regulation
Chapter 2. Institutional capacities for Better Regulation
-Assessment and recommendations
-Public governance context
-Institutional context for policy and law making
-Key institutional players for Better Regulation policy at the central level
-Resources and training
Chapter 3. Transparency through consultation and communication
-Assessment and recommendations
-Public consultation on regulations at the central level
-Public communication on regulations at the central level
Chapter 4. The development of new regulations
-Assessment and recommendations
-General context
-Procedures for making new regulations at the central level
-Ex ante impact assessment of new regulations at the central level
-Alternatives to regulation
-Risk-based approaches
Chapter 5. The management and rationalisation of existing regulations
-Assessment and recommendations
-Simplification of regulations at the central level
-Administrative burden reduction for businesses at the central level
-Administrative burden reduction for citizens at central level
Chapter 6. Compliance, enforcement and appeals
-Assessment and recommendations
-Compliance and enforcement
Chapter 7. The interface between Member States and the European Union
-Assessment and recommendations
-General context
-Negotiating EU regulations
-Transposing EU regulations
-Interface with Better Regulation policies at EU level
Chapter 8. The interface between sub-national and national levels of government
-Assessment and recommendations
-Structure, responsibilities and funding of sub-national governments
-Better Regulation policies deployed at sub-national level
-Co-ordination mechanisms
Annex A. State and regional legislative power in Italy

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