Regulatory Impact Assessments Workshop

Governments and regulatory authorities need to work systematically to ensure that the regulation they develop and implement is of high quality. Poor quality regulation increases compliance costs for business and citizens, leads to unnecessary complexity and associated uncertainty as to regulatory obligations and reduces the ability of government to achieve its objectives.

Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is a tool to improve regulatory quality. RIA helps to systematically identify and assess the expected effects of regulatory proposals, using a consistent analytical method. RIA is integrated with a public consultation process to provide better information to underpin the analysis and give affected parties the opportunity to identify and correct faulty assumptions and reasoning. RIA is now used in all OECD countries with a worldwide growing trend.


The purpose of this seminar is to provide delegates with an introduction to planning, implementing and managing RIA. Each element will be explained through a theoretical presentation, illustrated by real examples from OECD and MENA countries, which will be followed by group work. The seminar is highly interactive and delegates are encouraged to share experiences as much as possible.

At the end of this seminar the delegate should:

1. Have an informed understanding about the RIA framework and its practical implications

2. Be able to develop and display the acquired knowledge through group work

Target group

Representatives of the GSO member states and regulation authorities.


Definition of Regulatory Impact Analysis RIA
Context: Regulatory Policy and Governance – OECD Recommendations, MENA Regional Charter for Regulatory Quality
How do the ideas presented resonate with the participants?
What are the factors in common with the regulatory techniques of the participants?
What lessons can be drawn from the experiences presented?
OECD Good Practices in Problem Definition, Policy Options and Assessing the Impact
Group exercise: Assessing the Impact
Case Study: Example of a RIA in an OECD country
Consultation, Compliance and Enforcement
Exercise: Building a practical framework for RIA


Public Sector Management, Governance & Fiscal Sustainability Techniques

The past five years have seen unprecedented changes as global financial and economic upheaval have affected every government and its citizens. The “lessons learned” from these events will affect your government’s investment planning for the next 5- 10 years. Participants in this course will be exposed to proven efficient approaches that improve the performance and delivery of government services, create higher levels of citizen satisfaction, end bureaucratic inefficiencies, and improve fiscal responsibility and accountability.

Through presentations, case studies, role-playing, simulated exercises and on-site meetings with experts and practitioners, participants will learn to develop their own Public Sector Management Action Plan for programs at the national (ministerial), gubernatorial, and municipal levels.

Learning Outcomes:

Assessing the new global financial and economic landscape and its impact on governments worldwide
Evaluating what new policies and regulations need to be put in place to increase government accountability and transparency
Illustrating how to identify and mitigate corruption through the introduction of advanced accountability and auditing tools
Applying new revenue sourcing and cost recovery tools and techniques
Illustrating how to forecast operational budgets and asset purchases in uncertain environments
Creating your own Public Sector Management Action Plan for your ministry state or municipal government


International Certifications : Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC) & Master ASMEC™

Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC) & Master ASMEC™

The Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants® (AASBC) is the only global association specializing in training and certification of small business and SME consultants. The AASBC membership and certifications are designed to enable members to demonstrate proficiency in small business and SME consulting. Accredited SME Consultants have the knowledge and credibility to assist clients in improving operational efficiency leading to increased profitability and business value.

AASBC Certifications

AASBC offers two international certifications for SME Consultants:

The Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC is the designation for international members that is equivalent to AASBC designation within USA) is awarded after the successful passing of the basic exam. It signifies that:

-You have demonstrated your expertise in the area of small business and SME consulting.
-You can assist clients improve operational performance and achieve higher profits.
-You are prepared to accept small business and SME consulting engagements.

The Master ASMEC™ (designation for international members that is equivalent to Master ASBC within USA) is awarded to individuals who:

-Hold the basic ASMEC certification,
-Have completed at least four approved small business or SME consulting engagements, and
-Have passed the Master level exam, which is a higher-level exam and more detailed than the basic certification exam.



Information Intelligence offers half day briefings on the latest topical business issues affecting your bottom line.

Our Briefings seek to be recognised for their uniquely interactive format which allows in-depth understanding and encourages active participation from all attendees. The number of attendees is limited so you can spend time with everybody individually.In just half a day, you will enjoy presentations from leading industry analysts and experts.

We cover a broad spectrum of topics, including energy, infrastructure, oil & gas and transport.


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• Launch a new product or research offering
• Deliver a presentation
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