Opening Remarks by Ambassador David Shear Conference on Enhancing Regulatory Quality: International Experience and Solutions for Vietnam
HANOI, October 14, 2011 -- It is a pleasure to join all of you today on the subject of enhancing regulatory quality in Vietnam. At today's conference, the OECD, OECD member countries and developing economies will share their experiences.
In today's challenging economic environment, many countries are working to develop effective regulatory policies. Businesses and citizens are voicing concerns over regulatory and administrative obstacles, which increase costs and time spent on compliance. Excessive red tape can result in less efficient public services and negative perceptions of government.
In support of Vietnam's development, the Central Institute for Economic Management recently launched the Program for Enhancing Regulatory Quality, also known as PERQ. Supported by USAID's Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Project, PERQ will assist public and private sector stakeholders in improving the quality of policies and legal documents, contributing to reduced burdens on citizens and business, and promoting innovation and competitiveness. Through training courses, workshops and online resources, PERQ will help develop a network of Vietnamese professionals both in and outside of government.
Work will be in partnership with numerous Vietnamese and private sector partners, such as the Administrative Procedure Control Agency, the Office of National Assembly, the Academy for Policy Development, the Vietnam Lawyers Association, VCCI, AmCham, and EuroCham, many of whom are here today.
In particular, I recognize the expertise of our OECD colleagues who travelled from Paris to be with us today.
In closing, I look forward to hearing more about Vietnam's effective regulatory reform efforts, and I thank you for the role you all play in making that happen.