RD technical assistance helps simplify the regulatory landscape in the Philippines

One of the many reasons delegates from around the world attend our international conference is to draw on the skills and experience of people there to help deliver better regulatory outcomes.

Regulatory Delivery (RD) has recently delivered training with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) colleagues in the Philippines, using our own experience from the UK Red Tape Challenge and better regulation initiatives, to support the Philippines own Project Repeal. The benefits of this collaborative approach and drawing on international expertise resulted in 8 relevant departments in the Government of the Philippines getting approval to revoke or repeal 3,959 outdated and irrelevant rules and regulations.

Leonina Mendoza Morillo, Economic Advisor, British Embassy Manila says:

“Being able to call on RD experts at the right time helped the FCO provide practical and expert support to efforts in the region. This includes engagement with the Government of the Philippines, making the UK a close partner to on-going reforms that will not only benefit local businesses but also British business seeking to export, trade and invest in the country. Working together in this effort resulted in repeal of 3,942 outdated and irrelevant rules and regulations and amendment other restrictive laws. We are now looking at further partnerships to make a bigger impact on regulatory reform.”

Bringing people together from across the world to attend this conference and share their experiences really can make a difference when shaping business environments for global growth and prosperity.


Two countries compare different approaches to risk for better regulatory outcomes

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Helen Kirkman and Kathryn Preece from the UK Government Regulatory Delivery directorate recently attended the Business Environment Forum in Washington DC, organised by the World Bank Group’s Investment Climate Practice. Three days of interesting and inspiring speakers and discussions reinforced for us the huge value of bringing together those who are working to reform and improve the business experience of regulation all over the world – working in countries and contexts that are very different but where much of the same learning can be applied.

Helen teamed up with Taneem Ahad of the World Bank Group’s Washington office to present a workshop in which we compared and contrasted risk-based approaches in two countries that have very different levels of regulatory capacity: the UK and Nepal. The session, which focused on risk-based regulation in food safety, generated a lot of interest and discussion. It was clear throughout the three days that ‘risk’ is a concept that is of fundamental importance to much of the work that is being done in many countries.

We encountered a lot of interest in the October 2016 conference in London – ‘Shaping Business Environments for Global Growth and Prosperity’. Those who had attended the successful 2014 conference were particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity to share the progress that has been made over the past two years and to learn from others and share with colleagues the benefits of good regulatory delivery. For further information and to book your place at ‘Shaping Business Environments for Global Growth and Prosperity’ please keep looking at our blog and comment if you have ideas about discussion topics you would like covered at conference.



Shaping Business Environments for Global Growth and Prosperity 11th – 13th October 2016

UK Regulatory Delivery, formerly the Better Regulation Delivery Office, is delighted to announce the date of the third international regulatory delivery conference, delivered in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, World Bank Group, DFID and the OECD. The conference is designed for all countries wishing to develop their regulatory environment to increase trade and investment opportunities, provide certainty and confidence to business and generate global growth and prosperity.

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