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.
Stakeholder meetings by Thailand’s Regulatory Guillotine Unit to learn about the reality of regulation are revealing many absurdities that will be cut. Here: Rachchy Wong from the GU, Scott Jacobs, Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Thailand’s top think tank, TDRI.
The economic and good governance logic of “better regulation” is complicated. JC&A developed this useful figure to summarize the logic of reforms to regulatory systems. Approved for reprinting with copyright statement. http://regulatoryreform.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/The-Logic-of-Reforms-to-Regulatory-Systems.jpg
Scott Jacobs was pleased to be part of a workshop on Regulatory Impact Analysis in Indonesia, hosted by the Coordinating Minister for Economics Affairs, Darmin Nasution, and the Asian Development Bank in Jakarta. Here we are with the Minister, and with the talented RIA team in the Ministry.
Scott Jacobs was pleased to speak at the Thailand Institute of Justice on the rule of law reforms in APEC countries and implications for Thailand. He made the case that changes to how governments regulate the private sector can “support and facilitate businesses, which have positively affected production and employment, and led to the country’s
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