In 1995 the WGIP issued Status Report on Inspection Philosophy, Inspection Organisation and Inspection Practices, NEA/CNRA/R(94)3, OCDE/GD(95)3. Included was information on the regulatory bodies in 14 Member countries. Following publication of this report, WGIP members proposed that this work should be updated and extended to include information on both OECD Member countries and non-member countries regulatory inspection practices. The CNRA endorsed this approach.
This publication is a result of that effort and provides a framework of inspection philosophy, organisation and practices which currently exist with regulatory authorities, in 32 countries (18 Member and 14 nonMember countries).