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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 The RG has eliminated over 25,000 outdated regulations globally so far, with annual savings of $10b +.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/  

Another successful Applied RIA course in Rome, 15-19 Oct, with JC&A and LUISS University. Very happy to work with these talented professionals from 14 countries. Schedule for 2019 RIA courses to be announced in December.

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).

Scott Jacobs was honored to have dinner with Chantavarn Sucharitakul, Assistant Governor of the Bank of Thailand, in May 2018 in Bangkok to discuss plans for national and sectoral reform.  

Senior Director Michael Griffin delivered six weeks of training to the Kosovo telecommunications regulator ARKEP. The final sessions were held in November 2017 in Priština.