Jacobs, Cordova & Associates presented a paper on the topic of “Case Studies in Regulatory Reform and Regulatory Impact Assessment.” This paper addressed the following issues:
- Assuming there is a private sector demand for regulatory reform, and a government-sponsored program to implement such reform, what is the value and benefits of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) tool to the planning and programming of these reforms?
- What is RIA, from a process and a government advisory service standpoint?
- How does one conduct a RIA from a process standpoint (with regional Asian case study examples –including, possibly from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, The Philippines, Korea, and/or Thailand)?
- Does RIA have relevance to planning regulatory reforms through a limited “pilot” or “incubator” approach, such as a Free Zone with intended “demonstration effects” for later nationwide policy reforms?; and
- How can the private sector be brought into the RIA process?
Bangladesh, DFID/World Bank, 2004-2005.