Institutions for Better Regulation: The Example of the Netherlands, 2002–2007

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 20)


This chapter describes the institutions for cutting administrative burdens in the Netherlands. Based on an evaluation of the World Bank, the following criteria are discerned: Measurement, reduction targets, coordinating minister, and incorporation in the regulatory process. The chapter examines how the institutions helped to change the policy culture. Moreover, it is argued that the institutions can be effectively applied in other countries and for a broader scope of better regulation including administrative burdens for citizens and compliance costs.


Civil Servant Base Measurement Policy Objective Reduction Target Good Regulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dutch Advisory Board on Administrative Burden (Actal)The Hague

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