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The project aimed to improve the capacity of the local public administration institutions in Romania to develop new policy initiatives (regulation) using an evidence-based approach. The project included the development of 20 RIA’s at different levels of local public administration (counties and municipalities). These pilot exercises which were a new development on this scale in Romanian public administration, followed the formal stages of the RIA process. The experience gathered was used in the preparation of a guide for the formulation of public policy at local level.

As part of the same project, a series of study visits took place helping the participants (civil servants from various local public administration institutions) to be more familiar with the practice of formulating public policy using an evidence based approach. Based on the experience accumulated during the study visits and pilot exercises a strategy for further developing this kind of approach in the policy formulation process in Romanian local public administration was developed.

Romania, Ministry of Administration and Interior, 2010-2011