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Transparency of Rulemaking

Where citizens know the rules that govern their society and have a role in shaping them, they are more likely to comply with those rules. Corruption is lower and the quality of regulation is higher.

For the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance, the team asked government officials and the private sector whether regulators commonly communicate with the public about proposed regulations, and if so, how. Communication could be through unified websites where all (or substantially all) new regulations are posted before adoption, websites specific to particular ministries, public gazettes, federal journals or targeted outreach to specific stakeholders.

We are currently undergoing data collection (Word, 265KB) and expanding the data coverage. Updated data are expected for release June 2016.