Increasing Jordan’s Competitiveness: Regulatory Guillotine and Impact Assessment Reform Project. Vocational License, Constructions Permits, & Policy Development Process. This project aimed to substantially reduce the costs and risks of regulations and administrative procedures affecting businesses and citizens by simplifying or eliminating unneeded, unjustified, or failed procedures and conditions, while safeguarding the public interests.
JC&A helped prepare an illustrative Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in construction permitting and vocational licensing. The RIAs documented the following concrete benefits for Jordan:
Faster economic growth: more jobs and higher real wages
Reduced time and risks for businesses
Higher business compliance with the new system, and therefore higher levels of public safety
Secure more sustainable revenues for government
Enhanced ranking of Jordan in the Doing Business Report
JC&A prepared the RIA methodology to monetize the effects of reform. We assessed a five year impact to include the dynamic effects – the number of new businesses will increase year after year due to these reforms. In brief, businesses in Jordan will gain JD 237 million, while the government invests JD 18 million over five years, showing an enormous return on investment for this reform.
Jordan, Makeen for Training, Consulting & Business Development, 2018
The purpose of the Moldova Structural Reform Program is to improve the business and trade enabling environment in Moldova by helping GOM institutions and the private sector accelerate the implementation of trade liberalization mechanisms, adopt structural and business enabling reforms, and improve strategic communications between the private and public actors. JC&A is in charge of Component 2: Pursue Structural Reforms to Improve the Business Enabling Environment of the program. Component 2 is aiding the GOM in the removal of explicit and implicit barriers to growth for small and medium-sized enterprises by focusing on a few areas of the World Bank Doing Business indicators, particularly trading across borders, dealing with construction permits, and getting credit. Financial sector stability, inspections reform, business reporting streamlining and facilitation of the implementation of the approved law on local trade notifications/authorizations are the priority areas that Component 2 works on. Other topics include streamlining of labor market regulations and promotion of e-Government and digital commercial solutions.
Moldova, USAID under contract to Nathan Associates, 2017-2020.
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