Evaluating the Contribution of Regulation in the 'Post-Hampton' World

Published in: Better Local Regulation - New Approaches to Securing Compliance / Edited by Jane Martin (Birmingham, UK: Local Better Regulation Office, 2009), p. 46-50

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2009

by Tom Ling

Discusses a study conducted for the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) that evaluated the contribution of local authority regulatory services. The study highlighted two areas of wider interest: 1) the importance of practitioners and professionals acknowledging that they are engaged in a process of continuous change management; and 2) how the process of evaluation, in itself, supports learning and greater accountability, not least because of a participant approach.

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