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
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