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Jacob, Cordova and Associates worked with the Ministry of Justice to prepare a detailed regulatory impact assessment (RIA) on the draft Law on Laws, a law that created a new framework for Vietnam’s legal system. The RIA was influential in reversing the position of the National Assembly on several key issues such as stakeholder participation. The final Law on Laws, which went into effect in 2009, sets a new standard for transparency and assessment in making new laws in Vietnam. We worked through the national Drafting Committee to structure the RIA, collect the data, prepare the analysis, and prepare the final report for the National Assembly to assist its debates on the content of the new law. In addition, we prepared training materials and conducted training.

Vietnam, UNDP, 2008.