This ground-breaking book addresses the challenge of regulatory delivery, defined as the way that regulatory agencies operate in practice to achieve the intended outcomes of regulation.
Regulatory reform is moving beyond the design of regulation to address what good regulatory delivery looks like. The challenge in practice is to operate a regulatory regime that is both appropriate and effective. Questions of how regulations are received and applied by those whose behaviour they seek to control, and the way they are enforced, are vital in securing desired regulatory outcomes.
This book, written by and for practitioners of regulatory delivery, explains the Regulatory Delivery Model, developed by Graham Russell and his team at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The model sets out a framework to steer improvements to regulatory delivery, comprising three prerequisites for regulatory agencies to be able to operate effectively (Governance Frameworks, Accountability and Culture) and three practices for regulatory agencies to be able to deliver societal outcomes (Outcome Measurement, Risk-based Prioritisation and Intervention Choices). These elements are explored by an international group of experts in regulatory delivery reform, with case studies from around the world.
Regulatory Delivery is the first product of members of the International Network for Delivery of Regulation.
PART ONE WHY DELIVERY? Introduction Graham Russell 1. The Rationale for Regulatory Delivery Graham Russell and Christopher Hodges 2. The Regulatory Delivery Model Graham Russell PART TWO THE REGULATORY DELIVERY MODEL Prerequisites: Governance Frameworks 3. Governance Frameworks Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 4. The Delegated Administrative Authority Model, a Radical Alternative Governance Framework from Ontario, Canada Srikanth Mangalam 5. Code-based Approaches, the Use of Codes to Change the Behaviour of Regulators in the UK Helen Kirkman and Paul Sanderson 6. Transparency Approaches, Changing the Role of Supervisory Institutions in Lithuania Giedrius Kadziauskas Prerequisites: Accountability 7. Accountability Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 8. Better Business for All, an Approach to Building Local Capability for Collaboration and Accountability Martin Traynor and Kathryn Preece 9. Primary Authority as a Mechanism for Strengthening Regulator Consistency and Accountability Duncan Johnson Prerequisites: Culture 10. Culture Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 11. Cooperative Approaches: The Work of the Inspection Council in the Netherlands Rob Velders 12. Culture as a Transformation Tool, the Experience of the Environment Protection Authority in Victoria, Australia Chris Webb Practices: Outcome Measurement 13. Outcome Measurement Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 14. The Impacts and Outcomes Toolkit, Getting to the Outcomes of Regulatory Services Christian van Stolk and Tom Ling 15. The Impact of Inspections, Measuring Outcomes from Occupational Safety and Health Inspections Florentin Blanc and Giuliana Cola Practices: Risk-based Prioritisation 16. Risk-based Prioritisation Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 17. Effective Environmental Regulation, the Use of Risk-based Permitting, Compliance Approaches and Associated Charging Schemes Paul Leinster and Simon Pollard 18. The Find-IT Tool, an Approach to Evidence-Led Targeted Interventions David Snowball, Joseph Januszewski, Mike Calcutt, Michael Bone and Phil Preece 19. Regulating Quality Outputs, an Approach Based on Provision of Data to Drive Behaviour Marcus Rink Practices: Intervention Choices 20. Intervention Choices Graham Russell and Helen Kirkman 21. Consumer Empowerment, Providing Information from Food Inspections in Ways that Enable Consumer Behaviour Erica Sheward and Mariam Shkubuliani 22. Ethical Business Regulation, a New Understanding of the Power of Trust-Based Relationships Christopher Hodges and Ruth Steinholtz 23. Standards-based Regulation, the Role of Standards and Accreditation in Regulatory Delivery 9 Scott Steedman, Matt Gantley and Richard Sanders PART THREE INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES 24. Regulatory Delivery in Brazil: Past and Future Marcelo Pacheco dos Guaranys 25. Lessons from Creating a Consolidated Inspection Agency in Mongolia Jigjidmaa Dugeree, Giuliana Cola, Florentin Blanc and Giuseppa Ottimofi ore 26. Harmonising Delivery at National and Local Levels in the Philippines Ariel Francisco Faraon and Nestor Ian Favila Fiedalan PART FOUR REFLECTIONS 27. Reflections on Regulatory Delivery: Evolution and Future Christopher Hodges
Graham Russell is Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards in the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Christopher Hodges is Professor of Justice Systems and Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford.
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The book is a must-read for regulators at all levels of government. For regulatory practitioners working at the frontlines, the chapters on regulatory practices will likely be of most interest. For those working in managerial positions in regulatory agencies, the chapters on prerequisites will likely have the most insights. Yet, as the authors of the Regulatory Delivery Model explain (in exceptionally clear language) all these aspects impact each other. Contrary to some of the other books that I have discussed on this blog, Regulatory Delivery provides regulators with an easy heuristic to work with. * New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative *