Regulatory stewardship: voice of the regulator
Keywords:New Zealand Productivity Commission, regulatory stewardship, State Sector Act, whole-of-system view, Government Regulatory Practice Initiative
In 2014 the New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry on regulatory institutions and practices concluded that ‘The performance of New Zealand’s regulatory system is in need of improvement – in particular around developing and maintaining the capability needed to effectively implement regulation and the need to oversee and manage the overall system’ (Productivity Commission, 2014, p.2). Since then there has been much talk of regulatory stewardship. This article considers what it is and the importance of the role of the regulator in achieving it.
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