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Bhutan: Introducing Regulatory Impact Analysis in Bhutan

With ADB support and financing, Jacobs, Cordova & Associates supported the Bhutan Government and, in particular, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in building a sustainable framework and implementing capacities for Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in domestic policy processes. The project helped regulators to draft higher quality laws with clear operational details, proportionate to their objective. The new RIA system will also provide an appropriate framework for allowing stakeholders to participate in discussions and for expressing their views in the making of laws and in regulatory. The project also helped assist the government to pilot RIAs on selected draft business laws, such as the Enterprise Registration Act and the Industries and Investment Act. The project kicked off with the use of the Quick Scan Questionnaire.

Bhutan, ADB, 2008-2011