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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

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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.

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Scott Jacobs was honored to participate in March 2015 in a CUTS workshop in New Delhi on regulatory impact assessment (RIA) in India. Here, Mr. Jacobs is with Pradeep Singh Mehta, Secretary-General, CUTS International. CUTS or Consumer Unity & Trust Society is one of the largest consumer groups in India.

On February 6th, 2015, Tigran Sukiasyan of JC&A provided a workshop on BEE reforms at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, with UNDP Uzbekistan and ministries. Dr. Alisher Shaykhov, Chairman of the Chamber, summarized the work in Uzbekistan to reduce administrative barriers for doing business.

Training to 34 ministerial units participating in the Regulatory Guillotine reform in Kyrgyzstan was delivered with JCA’s support at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in March 2015. The inventory of legal acts, the first phase of the Regulatory Guillotine, is scheduled to start on March 11, 2015.

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

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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

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