This publication provides countries with a Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation, an overview of evaluation practices in OECD countries and concrete examples. It also reports key findings of three expert papers on the evaluation of regulatory policy that informed the development of the Framework.
Table of contents:
Acronyms and abbreviations 11 Executive summary 13 Introduction 17 Chapter 1. . Evaluating the impact of regulatory policy: Insights from expert papers 23 -Evaluating the Impact of Regulation and Regulatory Policy 24 -Evaluating Regulatory Management Tools and Programmes 27 -The Economic Impact of Regulatory Policy: A Literature Review of Quantitative Evidence 28 -Bibliography 30 Chapter 2. Characteristics of the OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation 31 -The value of systematic regulatory policy evaluation: Opening the black box 32 -Implementation of the Framework 36 -Bibliography 40 Chapter 3. Practices in regulatory policy evaluation across the OECD 41 -The use of performance reports and indicators for regulatory policy evaluation 43 -The impact of regulations on the economy and broad policy objectives 67 -The role of audit offices 68 -Bibliography 73 Chapter 4. Piloting the OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation 81 -The General Administrative Law Act in the Netherlands 82 -Environment Canada 85 -Economic regulators 87 -Bibliography 88 Conclusion 89 Annex A. Indicators and reports on regulatory policy evaluation by country 91 Annex B. Additional tables and figures 137 Annex C. Questionnaire of the 2012-13 OECD survey on regulatory policy evaluation 139 Annex D. Methodology of the 2012-13 OECD survey on regulatory policy evaluation 151