Regulatory policy

Seminar on the Use of Regulatory Impact Analysis to Foster Economic Efficiency and Policy Coherence


Regulatory Governance Initiative in South East Europe


International Seminar Co-hosted by Bulgaria and the OECD, 23-24 January 2003

Part of the Investment Compact Initiative on Regulatory Reform for South East Europe in the framework of the investment compact of the Stability Pact


As one of the key strategies for regulatory quality, the seminar focussed on how to incorporate Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) into the regulatory framework, what are the challenges and best practices in the actual implementation of the RIA. RIA -- the systematic assessment of positive and negative impacts of regulation and alternatives -- has helped many countries reduce regulatory costs on businesses, while maximising the effectiveness of government action in protecting public interests. It has been instrumental in improving transparency and communication with concerned interests. RIA is particularly useful to countries undergoing major reforms of their legal frameworks, as it helps explore alternatives and provides relevant information to select the best option.


Please consult the final agenda for further details.


List of Participants


Mr. Charles Kovacs, Member of Supervisory Board (BIAC)

Mr. Daniel Trnka, Unit for Co-ordination of Regulatory Reform and Reform of Central State Administration (Czech Republic)

Mr. Cesar Cordova-Novion, Regulatory Reform Programme (OECD)

Dr. Antonio La Spina, University of Palermo (Italy)

Mr. Daimar Liiv, Estonian Law Centre Foundation (Estonia)

Ms. Monika Szwarc, Government Legislation Centre (Poland)

Mr. Eoin Parker, Regulatory Impact Unit (UK)

Mr. Jos Holtus, Competition, Deregulation and Legislative Quality Project (Netherlands)

Mr. Eric Milligan, Regulatory Consulting Group Inc. (Canada)

Dr. Krassen Stanchev, Institute for Market Economics (Bulgaria)


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