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Vietnam: Scoring the Quality of Regulatory Text: A Text-based Rapid Diagnostic for Regulatory Quality

Jacobs, Cordova & Associates worked with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to create an evaluation tool that could be used to identify regulatory text that is of low quality and that creates unnecessary costs and risks for economic actors. This tool, in the form of a checklist, consisted of simple quality tests that are used to score a legal normative document article by article. By using an Excel tool, articles that were unacceptably low in quality can be identified, the nature of the problem can be diagnosed, and corrective action can be taken. The tool can be used by drafters, reviewers, and stakeholders.

Vietnam, UNDP, 2008.