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Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance

Research

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Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking: Evidence on Regulatory Practices in 185 Countries

Policy research working paper

The paper presents a new database of indicators (the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance) measuring the extent to which rulemaking processes are transparent and participatory across 185 countries. The data look at how citizen engagement happens in practice, including when and how governments open policy-making processes to stakeholder input. The data also capture the use of ex ante assessments to determine the possible cost of compliance with proposed new regulations, the likely administrative burden of enforcing new regulations, and their potential environmental and social impacts.

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Giving Sisyphus a helping hand : pathways for sustainable RIA systems in developing countries

Policy research working paper

Regulatory impact assessment is a tool used by governments to support evidence-based and coordinated policy making. This paper contributes to the debate on regulatory impact assessment in developing countries by addressing the lack of a systematic account of reforms, and the lack of a comprehensive explanatory account of reform outcomes.

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Trends in Participatory Rulemaking

Case study

Using data from the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project, this case study assesses how governments interact with the public when shaping regulation that affects their business community.

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Worldwide Practices of Regulatory Impact Assessments

Case study

Using data from the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance project, this case study analyzes practices of regulatory impact assessments worldwide, highlighting best practices and identifying areas for improvement.