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.
The government of Kyrgyzstan has launched the Regulatory GuillotineTM designed by JC&A. In January 2015, Cesar Cordova and Vedran Antoljak of SenseConsult visited Bishkek to provide technical input. This picture shows the conclusion of training on the eGuillotine software that is used to manage this large reform.
Scott Jacobs had the honor of lecturing for a week in November 2014 to Zambian government officials in Livingstone at an event hosted by the Cabinet Office and JTI. The topic: regulatory impact assessment in Zambian law. Despite the sadness at the passing of Zambian President MIchael Sata in midweek, the workshop was extremely well
IFC, in collaboration with Switzerland’s SECO requested that JC&A assess two USD Investment Climate projects in Azerbaijan to build lessons and strategic recommendations immediately applicable to the on-going and expansion objectives of the current and future business enabling initiatives. We assessed the relevance, efficiency, sustainability and impacts of 22 key activities undertaken between September 2007
Ecuador’s Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo (SENPLADES) asked JC&A to design and develop its National Action Plan together with guidelines of key regulatory tools involving administrative simplification, regulatory impact assessment (RIA), enforcement and inspection reform to improve the regulatory power and control of the State, and ensure that the rights of citizenship. The project
Michael Griffin is assisting, in 2014, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining in Jamaica with the creation of a converged regulator for ICT by bringing together parts of the existing Spectrum Management Authority, the telecommunications functions of the Office of Utility Regulation and the spectrum related aspects of the Broadcasting Commission. The work
Scott Jacobs was pleased to lecture in May 2014 at the Joseph von Sonnenfels Center for the Study of Public Law and Economics, Department of Economics, University of Vienna, in the program on law and economics organized by Wolfgang Weigel, Associate Professor of Economics, and one of the fathers of law and economics in Europe.
In August 2014, Professor Jong Seok Kim, Director Emeritus of JC&A, was appointed by the President of South Korea to the Regulatory Reform Committee for the third time. He will chair the Subcommittee on Economic Regulations. The South Korean government is again speeding up its regulatory reform drive. Best of luck to the RRC of South
JC&A was pleased to open its Latin American firm, Jacobs, Cordova & Asociados, in Mexico City this Fall. Jorge Velazquez Roa is heading up this new firm, which will offer regulatory reform services in Latin America. We now offer our services from offices in Washington, DC; Dublin; Mexico City, and Seoul.
JC&A has launched a new RIA course in Spanish language to expand our RIA courses already offered in English twice a year in Rome. The new course is offered in partnership with the CLEAR Center for Latin America and the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE). This executive course on the principles , procedures
The regulatory guillotine in Iraq, which was designed by JC&A as the lead technical advisor, is continuing under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. A recent article (15 September 2014) by Adil Alami inAl Sabaah, the official newspaper of Iraq, argues that the transition to pluralist democracy and the “transformation of the Iraqi economy from a socialist economy