All indications emphatically underline that we need more collaboration – better channels and more bandwidth. Although there has been unequivocally agreement on the benefits of collaboration, progress has been stalled by power battles, lack of resources and misconceptions. In 2019, we will investigate the causes of this limited take-up of collaboration and its impact. However, we have a pressing message for regulators across the board: solid progress towards inclusive and collaborative regulation is needed for the good of all users of digital services, now and into the future.
In preparing this report, we conducted extensive research and have had direct contact with regulators. We gathered conclusive evidence on the breadth and depth of regulatory collaboration. Our findings are helpful in drawing the global map of regulatory collaboration, allowing us to pinpoint achievements and gaps – and help provide guidance on where to concentrate efforts and resources. The evidence also makes the case for sound collaboration across governments.
Figure 90: The state of regulatory collaboration in 2018