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Government Capacity to Assure High‐quality Regulation

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This chapter assesses government capacity to assure high‐quality regulation in Italy, including regulatory institutions, tools and policies. It discusses capacity for reform, including the mechanisms in the executive and the role of Parliament, as well as sectoral regulatory authorities and the co‐ordination with the European Union. The chapter analyses the transparency and predictability of the regulatory framework. It discusses the strategies for improving the quality of new regulation in Italy, including Regulatory Impact Analysis and the search for alternatives. Finally, it discusses the strategies for improving the regulatory stock. This covers the recent progress with legislative simplification and the introduction of the "Guillotine Clause". It also reviews recent efforts towards administrative simplification, including the measurement and reduction of administrative burdens, and efforts coupling simplification and ICT innovation.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 2010


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