The Governance of Regulators Governance of Regulators’ Practices: Accountability, Transparency and

The governance of regulators: overview and trendsOverviewGlobal trendsAccountability and scope of action: the Product Market Regulation datasetCo-ordination mechanisms: the OECD Survey on the Governance of RegulatorsNotesBibliographyRegulators’ practicesComparability across regulatorsAccountability and transparencyAccountability and transparency to the minister and legislatureSetting expectations for the regulatorRegular reporting to ministries or legislative bodiesRegulators’ financial resources are usually allocated through theDevelopment of performance indicators to monitor the effectiveness of the regulatory regimeAccountability and transparency to regulated entities and the publicJudicial reviewPublic availability of key operational policies and guidance materialPublic access to reasoning behind the regulator’s major decisionsCo-ordinationPurposes and objectives of the regulatorPolicy adviceInstruments of co-ordinationGuiding lessonsNotesBibliographyAustralian Energy Regulator and Australian Competition & Consumer Commissions Telecommunications RegulationSection A: ACCC and AER organisational frameworks Objectives and functionsReform agenda: Commonwealth governance measuresPerformance assessment and reportingThe Regulator Performance Framework (RPF)The Commonwealth Performance Frame-work (CPF)Accountability and transparency: ACCC and AER frameworksAccountability to a minister and the legislaturePortfolio Budget Statement (PBS)Corporate PlanAnnual ReportStatement of ExpectationsStatement of IntentSection B: ACCC telecommunications regulatory frameworkAccess regulationIntroduction of a new wholesale access networkAnti-competitive conductFunctions and powersDeclaration and access conditions for communications servicesOversight of Telstra’s structural separationIndustry-specific codes and rulesStatutory reportingAccountability to a minister and the legislatureAccountability to regulated entities ConsultationInfrastructure Consultative CommitteeWholesale Telecommunications Consultative ForumAccountability to the publicTransparencySection C: AER regulatory frameworkFunctions and powersReform agendaBetter Regulation programmeAccountability and transparencyAccountability to regulated entitiesAccountability to the publicStakeholder surveyPerformance indicatorsNotesBibliographyPortugal’s Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR)Institutional settingSector overviewLegislative frameworkMandate and roleRegulatory objectives, scope and modelInternal organisationGovernance modelAccountability mechanismsInter-institutional co-ordination and collaborationCo-ordination with other arms of governmentStrategies for co-ordination and collaborationCo-ordination and collaboration with the APACo-ordination and collaboration with the public health authorityCo-ordination and collaboration with the consumer protection authorityCo-ordination and collaboration with the competition authorityMinisterial relationshipsConcluding insightsBibliographyThe UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR)Regulatory framework, objectives and functionsObjectives and duties3ORR’s economic dutiesDuties under section 4 of the RA93Other dutiesORR’s safety dutiesFunctions and powers ORR’s economic functionsAdvise and assistRelated non-safety legislationEuropean Directive RequirementsConflicting functions and dutiesReform agendaAccountability and transparencyAccountability to a minister and legislatureAnnual Business PlansAnnual Report and AuditPublication of DecisionsParliamentary CommitteesKey Performance IndicatorsAccountability to regulated entitiesAccountability to the publicTransparencyConcluding insightsNotesBibliographyMexico’s key sector and regulatory reformsEnergyThe governance of the energy regulatorsTelecommunicationsEconomic competitionBibliography
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