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Regulatory Policy Committee
Chair:   
Mr. Gary Banks   
(Australia)
Bureau Members:   
Ms. Jeannine RITCHOT   
(Canada)
Mr. John Watson   
(EU)
Mr. Sébastien JEANNARD   
(France)
Mr. Stephan Naundorf   
(Germany)
Mr. Pall Thorhallsson   
(Iceland)
Mr. Amichai Fisher   
(Israel)
Mr. Mario Emilio Gutiérrez Caballero   
(Mexico)
Ms. Suzanne Van Melis   
(Netherlands)
Ms. Ruth Harries   
(United Kingdom)
Mr. Alexander Hunt   
(United States)
Members:   
Open to all Member countries 
Participants:   
Russian Federation   
Peru   
Date of creation:
11th December 2009
Duration:
31st December 2020

Mandate:    -   Resolution of the Council adopting the first mandate of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2009)171 & CORR1 and C/M(2009)23/PROV, Item 310], and extension of the mandate of the Regulatory Policy [C(2014)100 and C/M(2014)9, Item 130];

   -   Resolution of the Council revising the mandate of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2015)14, Annex and C/M(2015)22, Item 239]

   

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2015)14, Annex and C/M(2015)22, Item 239]

DRAFT RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL REVISING THE MANDATE OF THE REGULATORY POLICY COMMITTEE

Having regard to the results of the In-depth Evaluation of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2014)143 and C/M(2014)13, Item 220];

THE COUNCIL,

Having regard to Articles 1 and 2 of the Convention of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

Having regard to the Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/FINAL];

Having regard to the decision of the Council to establish a new Committee on Regulatory Policy, transforming the Working Party on Regulatory Management and Reform into a Level I committee and encompassing the work previously conducted by the Group on Regulatory Policy [C(2009)36 & CORR2/REV1 and C/M(2009)21/PROV, Item 240], the Resolution of the Council concerning the mandate of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2009)171 & CORR1 and C/M(2009)23/PROV, Item 310], and extension of the mandate of the Regulatory Policy by Council in 2014 [C(2014)100 and C/M(2014)9, Item 130];

Having regard to the results of the In-depth Evaluation of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2014)143 and C/M(2014)13, Item 220];

Recognising that regulation is one of the key levers by which governments act to promote economic prosperity, enhance welfare and pursue the public interest;

Recognising that well-designed regulations can generate significant social, environmental and economic benefits and contribute to well-being, as well as inclusive and green growth;

Recognising that regulatory policy is a whole-of-government responsibility that needs to be supported at high political level to enhance the performance, efficiency and competitiveness of national economies and their ability to adapt to change;

Recognising that improving the way regulations are developed, implemented, evaluated and made consistent across sectors and levels of government is not the sole responsibility of the national executive government, but also involves other institutions at the supranational and subnational levels of government;

Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Regulatory Policy Committee [C(2015)147];

DECIDES

A.   The Regulatory Policy Committee (the Committee) is renewed with the following revised mandate:

I.    Objectives

The overarching objectives of the Committee are to:

i)   promote strategic, evidence-based and innovative public policy outcomes by identifying, developing, and disseminating a global vision for regulatory policy and governance;

ii)   support efforts across the whole of government and within its branches to design and deliver effective, efficient and equitable regulatory frameworks;

iii)   strengthen public governance through regulatory policy leading to high quality, fit-for-purpose laws and regulations that ensure transparency, legitimacy, accountability and respect for the rule of law.

Mid-level objectives

The mid-level objectives of the Committee are to:

i)   improve and strengthen regulatory policy and governance at all levels of government, with a view to:

a.   Anchor regulatory policy principles and practices, including oversight, in the political, policy making, and administrative context;

b.   Extend the principles of regulatory policy and governance to an international context, bringing regulatory management tools and practices to supra-national rule making and international standard-setting; and,

c.   Strengthen the use of principles of regulatory policy and governance at sub-national levels of government;

ii)   mainstream regulatory principles and policies, by incorporating evidence based approaches to rule making and its review by:

a.   Supporting, within governments, an appropriate focus on the economic, social and environmental effects of regulation, taking into account issues of legal certainty;

b.   Ensuring the potential and impact of regulatory policy and reform on welfare, sustainable growth, innovation and equity are assessed, and that effective ways to assess and manage risks are developed;

c.   Ensuring the application of regulatory policy and governance to horizontal and vertical policy aims, such as promoting societal well-being, developing a skilled labour force, achieving green growth, promoting innovation and mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change;

iii)   assure that regulations serve policy objectives efficiently and effectively through the evaluation and improvement of the design and use of regulatory management systems, tools and institutions.

II.    Working Methods

To achieve these objectives, the Committee will:

i)   Develop guidance and, where appropriate, legal instruments and policy standards to support the achievement of best regulatory policy practices in countries, including in regional and local administrations;

ii)   Produce analytic reports and peer reviews at national, regional and sectoral levels;

iii)   Create opportunities for exchange of best practices to help Members and Partners design and implement regulatory policies on a national and transnational basis;

iv)   Develop and maintain high-quality and relevant statistical indicators to support evidence-based policy making;

v)   Disseminate, as appropriate, the Committee’s work via websites and social media, as well as through regular events involving actors from national and sub-national levels of government, parliaments, the private sector and the civil society.

III.    Co-ordination arrangements

i)   The Committee will increase the level of its horizontal collaboration with other OECD Committees, in particular, but not limited to, the Public Governance Committee, the Regional Development Policy Committee, the Competition Committee, the Trade Committee and the Investment Committee, in order to promote an integrated, horizontal and multidisciplinary approach to regulatory quality and ensure that the Organisation as a whole promotes sound regulatory policy and practices;

ii)   The Committee will keep itself informed of the activities related to regulatory policy and regulatory reform carried out in the European Union and in other international organisations, and it will develop, as practical, partnerships with these organisations to ensure effective complementarities;

iii)   Recognising the global importance of regulatory policy and governance, the Committee will create opportunities for exchange of best practices to support Partners design and implement best practices;

iv)   The Committee will continue to engage with all key actors responsible for designing and delivering domestic regulatory frameworks, including Centres of Government, parliaments, oversight and advisory bodies, regulators and regulatory delivery agencies, supreme audit institutions, non-governmental actors and private standard-setting bodies, and will expand its working relationships among Members and Partners, including other relevant stakeholders such as international organisations, private standard-setting bodies, civil society and non-governmental actors;

v)   The Committee will consider, as appropriate, the views and inputs of BIAC, TUAC and other major stakeholders in the field of regulatory policy and governance.

vi)   The Committee shall broaden its communication initiatives beyond delegates and develop a narrative that will resonate with high-level policy officials and “users” of regulatory policy in ministries at national and sub-national levels of government.

B.   The mandate of the Committee shall remain in force until 31 December 2020.

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