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Administrative regulations are paperwork and administrative formalities - so-called "red tape"- through which governments collect information and intervene in individual economic decisions.

They can have substantial impacts on private sector performance. Reform aims at eliminating those no longer needed, streamlining and simplifying those that are needed, and improving the transparency of application.

Source Publication:
Regulatory Reform: A Synthesis, OECD, Paris, 1997, page 11.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, January 4, 2006