Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance

Ex-post Review

It is also imperative to keep regulations up to date and ensure that they remain relevant to local businesses and investors alike.

The Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project assesses whether regulators conduct ex-post reviews and whether such reviews are required by law.

Economy Do ministries or regulatory agencies conduct ex-post reviews? Rolling reviews Legislation-specific review requirement Statutory sunset clauses Stock-flow linkage rules (i.e. one-in, one-out) Ad-hoc reviews
Afghanistan Yes No No No No Yes
Albania n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Algeria n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Angola n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Antigua and Barbuda n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Argentina No No No No No No
Armenia No No No No No No
Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Austria Yes No No No No No
Azerbaijan No No No No No No
Bahamas, The n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bahrain n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bangladesh No No No No No No
Barbados Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Belarus No No No No No No
Belgium Yes No No Yes No Yes
Belize No No No No No No
Benin No No No No No No
Bhutan No No No No No No
Bolivia Yes Yes No No No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina No No No No No No
Botswana No No No No No No
Brazil Yes No No No No Yes
Brunei Darussalam n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bulgaria Yes No Yes Yes No No
Burkina Faso n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Burundi n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cabo Verde n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cambodia No No No No No No
Cameroon No No No No No No
Canada Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central African Republic No No No No No No
Chad No No No No No No
Chile No No No No No No
China n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Colombia Yes Yes Yes No No No
Comoros No No No No No No
Congo, Dem. Rep. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Congo, Rep. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Costa Rica Yes No No No No Yes
Côte d'Ivoire n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Croatia No No No No No No
Cyprus No No No No No No
Czech Republic Yes Yes No No No No
Denmark Yes No No Yes No Yes
Djibouti n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dominica No No No No No No
Dominican Republic No No No No No No
Ecuador Yes No Yes No No No
Egypt, Arab Rep. Yes No No No No Yes
El Salvador No No No No No No
Eritrea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Estonia Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Eswatini No No No No No No
Ethiopia No No No No No No
European Union Yes No Yes No No Yes
Fiji No No No No No No
Finland Yes No No No No Yes
France Yes No No No Yes Yes
Gabon No No No No No No
Gambia, The n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Georgia No No No No No No
Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ghana No No No No No No
Greece Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Grenada No No No No No No
Guatemala No No No No No No
Guinea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guinea-Bissau n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guyana n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Haiti n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honduras No No No No No No
Hong Kong SAR, China Yes No No No No Yes
Hungary Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Iceland No No No No No No
India No No No No No No
Indonesia No No No No No No
Iran, Islamic Rep. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iraq No No No No No No
Ireland No No No No No No
Israel Yes No No No No No
Italy Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Jamaica No No No No No No
Japan Yes Yes No No No No
Jordan No No No No No No
Kazakhstan Yes No Yes No No No
Kenya No No No No No No
Kiribati No No No No No No
Korea, Rep. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo No No No No No No
Kuwait No No No No No No
Kyrgyz Republic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lao PDR n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latvia No No No No No No
Lebanon Yes No No No No Yes
Lesotho n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Liberia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Libya n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lithuania No No No No No No
Luxembourg Yes No Yes No No Yes
Macedonia, FYR No No No No No No
Madagascar n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malawi n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malaysia Yes No No Yes No Yes
Mali n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malta Yes No No No No Yes
Marshall Islands n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mauritania n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mauritius No No No No No No
Mexico Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. No No No No No No
Moldova Yes No No No No Yes
Mongolia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montenegro No No No No No No
Morocco No No No No No No
Mozambique n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Myanmar n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Namibia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nepal Yes No No No No Yes
Netherlands Yes No Yes No No Yes
New Zealand Yes No Yes No No Yes
Nicaragua n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Niger n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nigeria n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Norway Yes No No No No Yes
Oman n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pakistan No No No No No No
Palau No No No No No No
Panama Yes Yes Yes No No No
Papua New Guinea Yes No No No No Yes
Paraguay No No No No No No
Peru Yes Yes No Yes No No
Philippines No No No No No No
Poland Yes No Yes No No Yes
Portugal Yes No No No No Yes
Puerto Rico (U.S.) No No No No No No
Qatar n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Romania No No No No No No
Russian Federation Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Rwanda No No No No No No
Samoa n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
San Marino No No No No No No
São Tomé and Príncipe n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Saudi Arabia No No No No No No
Senegal n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Serbia No No No No No No
Seychelles n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sierra Leone No No No No No No
Singapore Yes No No No No Yes
Slovak Republic Yes No No No No Yes
Slovenia Yes No Yes No No No
Solomon Islands No No No No No No
South Africa Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
South Sudan No No No No No No
Spain Yes Yes No No No No
Sri Lanka No No No No No No
St. Kitts and Nevis No No No No No No
St. Lucia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Sudan Yes No Yes No No Yes
Suriname n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sweden Yes No No No No Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes No No No
Syrian Arab Republic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taiwan, China Yes Yes No No No No
Tajikistan Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania No No No No No No
Thailand Yes No No Yes No Yes
Timor-Leste No No No No No No
Togo No No No No No No
Tonga No No No No No No
Trinidad and Tobago n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tunisia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Turkey No No No No No No
Uganda Yes No No No No Yes
Ukraine Yes No Yes No No No
United Arab Emirates n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
United Kingdom Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
United States Yes No Yes No Yes No
Uruguay No No No No No No
Uzbekistan No No No No No No
Vanuatu n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vietnam No No No No No No
West Bank and Gaza No No No No No No
Yemen, Rep. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zambia Yes No Yes No No Yes
Zimbabwe No No No No No No