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Tajikistan: Conducting Monitoring Reviews of License Granting and Inspections Procedures

Tajikistan was in the process of reforming its unclear and cumbersome regulatory and institutional framework by reducing the number of licensing requirements and rationalizing its inspection procedures. Jacobs, Cordova & Associates advised the State Committee for Investment and State Property Management on its implementation of its ambitious reforms. Our work involved business questionnaires and interviews, including focus groups, with both businesses and the inspection authorities and producing the report, Inspections and Licensing Reforms in Tajikistan. Our recommended changes, if adopted, would also boost accountability for performance by making future compliance reviews lower-cost and more complete, and by setting into motion the creation of a permanent system of oversight, checks and balances, and due process to correct abuses as they occur.

Tajikistan, Ministry of Finance, 2008