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Information for Regulators

Page updated 19 May 2017

Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG)

The Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG) is a network of central and local government regulatory agencies established to lead and contribute to regulatory practice initiatives. It works on actions that improve leadership, culture, regulatory practice and workforce capability in regulatory organisations and systems. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) hosts a small secretariat that supports the work of G-REG.

G-REG was established in 2015, after a group of chief executives from regulatory agencies met to consider a coordinated approach to improving regulator capability. This initiative was prompted by recommendations calling for regulator communities of practice and intellectual leadership on regulatory practice in the NZ Productivity Commission's report "Regulatory Institutions and Practices".

A key early priority for G-REG has been the development and delivery of a nationally-recognised framework of qualifications for regulatory practice work. G-REG also has a wider annual work programme and organises an annual conference for regulatory practitioners.

People working in central and local government can find out more about G-REG on the Public Sector Intranet.

MBIE provides regular reports on G-REG progress to the Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister for Regulatory Reform, David Seymour MP.



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