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OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform : Italy 2009 Better Regulation to Strengthen Market Dynamics - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform

Italy 2009 Better Regulation to Strengthen Market Dynamics

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Italy has made significant progress using regulatory reform since the first OECD review in 2001. Administrative simplification and the increasing role of competition policy, combined with devolution of state powers to regions, have helped. But there are still key challenges for regulatory policy and its implementation, including enforcement, capacity in the civil service, impact analysis for evidence-based decision making, and building a culture of consultation. The current global economic crisis is an opportunity for Italy to further clarify how the state intervenes in the economy, to improve multi-level co-ordination, and to expand competition in specific sectors. Regulatory reform is an even more important microeconomic strategy in the current climate and could stimulate productivity, if the high regulatory burdens facting the private sector can be cut. Success on the regulatory reform agenda requires broad consensus over time, in order to ensure that political commitments are translated into concrete changes through the public administration. This review presents a general picture of the overall regulatory reform frameworks in Italy, examining quality regulation, competition policy and professional services. The review also offers a special focus on multi-level governance, where key issues include local public services, commercial distribution, local transport and energy. In the same series: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States

ISBN: 9789264067257
ISBN-10: 9264067256
Series: Oecd Reviews of Regulatory Reform
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 25th February 2010
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.79