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Scott Jacobs was engaged to work with the Bank of Thailand in organizing a bottom-up review and modernization of the regulatory framework for foreign exchange transactions in Thailand. The results of the guillotine-style reform were announced by the Bank in June 2017. https://www.bot.or.th/Thai/PressandSpeeches/Press/News2560/n2760e.pdf Thailand Starts Foreign Exchange Regulation Reform http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1263187/bot-eases-up-on-forex-regulations https://www.bot.or.th/Thai/AboutBOT/Activities/Documents/RegulatoryGuillotine.pdf

Cesar Cordova and Jorge Velasquez taught a RIA training course to officials in El Salvador in May 2016.    

CUTS organizes two day training for TRAI officials New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): In a first of its kind in India, CUTS International along with CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition and Jacobs, Cordova and Associates (JC and A) are conducting a two day training workshop (18-19th January 2016)

JC&A senior associate Charles-Henri Montin was invited to speak on a panel at the annual conference of the European Public Health Alliance in Brusels on 2-3 September 2015. Montin was invited to give an independent technical viewpoint on the European Commission’s flagship strategy on Better Regulation. More at: http://www.smartregulation.net/2015/09/better-regulation-still-needs-to.html

JC&A delivered a 3 day workshop in September 2015 on Regulatory Policy in Aguascalientes for 90 public officials from the State, Municipal, and local governments.  Pictured is Cesar Cordova at the workshop.    

JC&A delivered a 7-day RIA training for 30 officials from ministries and regulatory agencies in the Ecuadorean Government on 14-22 September, arranged by the Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo. Pictured is Armando Ruiz a JC&A consultant and trainer.  

BISHKEK, 18 November 2015 – The results of the first stage of an OSCE-supported legislative reform project aimed at stimulating growth and reducing corruption were the focus of the third meeting of the Regulatory Reform Council held today in Bishkek. During the first stage of the reform project, 34 state bodies conducted an in-depth inventory

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JC&A Director Jorge Velazquez spoke about effective stakeholder consultation at the APEC Workshop: Sharing Best Practices on Public Consultations on 10 – 11 June in Malaysia. The workshop was sponsored by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).

Scott Jacobs appeared on the Ukraine Today show in May 2015 to discuss the importance of economic reforms such as a rapid and public reform of thousands of destructive and corrupting laws and regulations, many dating from the Soviet period. JC&A is working with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and EasyBusiness team to

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Scott Jacobs and JC&A Senior Associate, Tigran Sukiasyan, met in late April 2015 with Aivaras Abromavičius, Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade, to develop a strategy for rapid regulatory reform for the recovery of the nation.  Here, in a briefing with members of the Easy Business team Dan Pasko, Misha Obolonskyi and Nick Gaidai.