Effective regulatory reform solutions from the team that has solved regulatory problems in over 100 countries since 1985.
Solutions to difficult regulatory problems matter: to people’s lives, to economic opportunities, to effective government. The Jacobs, Cordova & Associates team refines proven tools and develops new ideas to tackle deep-seated regulatory problems – from simplifying complex licenses to designing and implementing regulatory impact assessment to national reform strategies for growth and trade. We help reduce regulatory costs and risks that hold back economic growth, while boosting the rule of law and the role of good regulations in protecting vital public interests.
Scott Jacobs works with the Thailand Subcommittee on the Reform of Business Activity Regulations, chaired by Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister for Office of the Prime Minister, which is overseeing the regulatory guillotine in Thailand. The blade is sharp, the staff are ready, the public is hungry for relief, and the guillotine is beginning to slice into
Scott Jacobs presented an executive briefing to the top management of the Bank of Thailand (BOT) on the use of regulatory impact assessment in regulatory institutions. BoT is the leader in Thailand on good regulatory practice, and has launched its second targeted regulatory guillotine after the success of the first guillotine on exchange control regulations
In Lao PDR, JC&A in consortium with PM Group Global organised the final workshop on reforming the business registration system, setting up an inventory of business licensing, and measuring the costs and benefits of reforming 30 high priorities licenses and permits. JCA Senior Director, Cesar Cordova, is seated far left.
Scott Jacobs’ 2017 Final Report on Good Regulatory Practices in APEC Economies scores APEC economies against key GRPs, and concludes, “APEC economies… continue to invest heavily in upgrading the quality of their regulatory frameworks.” https://www.apec.org/Publications/2017/08/2016-Final-Report-on-Good-Regulatory-Practices-in-APEC-Economies
Congratulations to the OECD and the Mexican government for the successful 10th Conference on Measuring Regulatory Performance held last week in Mexico City. JC&A in consortium with Ergo group were selected to design, develop and implement the new National Registry of Regulations, Formalities and Services from CONAMER in Mexico.
The Regulatory Guillotine, systematized by JC&A for wide application since 2008, is spreading quickly, and is now being discussed in Russia. The RG has eliminated over 25,000 outdated regulations globally so far, with annual savings of $10b +. https://iz.ru/758588/inna-grigoreva/trebovaniia-k-biznesu-otpraviat-na-gilotinu
JC&A presented the study of the milk value chain in Mexico at the National Public Policy Laboratory thanks to the organizers! See the report at: https://www.economia.gob.mx/files/sipot/318/XLI/2016%20Leche%20bovino.pdf and a summary discussion by Jorge Velazquez, JC&A’s Director of its Mexico City Office, at” http://www.24-horas.mx/2018/07/31/necesario-solucionar-fallas-en-el-eslabon-de-produccion-de-leche-en-mexico/
Scott Jacobs (4th from right) was very pleased to work with the 40-person Simple and Smart Licensing Unit in Thailand –with Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister of the PM’s Office (center), Dr. Chayodom Sabhasri, head of Guillotine Unit, and Jorge Velazquez, Managing Director of JC&A Mexican firm (second from left).