OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development

Briefing paper

Regulatory quality and COVID-19: managing the risks and supporting the recovery

The exceptional situation of the COVID-19 pandemic underlines the importance of regulation, alongside taxing, spending and communicating, as one of the most relevant levers of government action.

Australia: towards a seamless national economy

Strong regulatory frameworks and sound policies have helped Australia weather the global crisis better than most OECD countries, according to this report, but further efforts are needed to harmonise regulations, strengthen competition and streamline infrastructure regulation.The report says that lifting regulatory constraints and removing bottlenecks...

Competitive cities and climate change

Cities are part of the climate change problem, but they are also a key part of the solution, according to this report, which offers a comprehensive analysis of how cities and metropolitan regions can change the way we think about responding to climate change. Cities...