Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation in Focus

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The series captures the experience, innovative approaches and solutions for development of the World Bank Group covering financial sector topics of relevance to both the public and private sectors. The series is comprised of short knowledge notes, policy notes, case studies, lessons learned or a combination therein. This series was formerly known as Finance in Focus.

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    Risk-Based Approaches to Business Regulation: A Note for Reformers
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2020-10-22) Molfetas, Aris; Grava, Lars
    Governments increasingly use risk-based regulation (RBR) to adapt their degree of regulatory control to the actual risks posed by industry sectors, economic activities, and business establishments. Risk-based regulation aims to protect public goods, such as safety, health, and the environment, while at the same time avoiding unnecessary burdens on businesses. When designing regulation and developing models for monitoring and enforcement, risk guides assessments of costs and benefits. This note presents reformers and practitioners with the highlights of an approach to implementing a risk-based regulation system.