A Model for a Regulatory Impact Analysis System in Tajikistan | Asian Development Bank

A Model for a Regulatory Impact Analysis System in Tajikistan

Publication | December 2015
A Model for a Regulatory Impact Analysis System in Tajikistan

This brief describes a proposed decentralized Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) System for Tajikistan where most responsibilities for ensuring good RIA are delegated to regulators with the support of a central body.

RIA is an evidence-based process used for preparing higher quality regulations and policy decisions. It involves asking key questions in a structured way to understand underlying problems and identify policy options. The RIA process enhances accountability of regulators vis-à-vis the state and citizens. It is an important safeguard against regulatory capture by specific interest groups and undue discretion in the application and enforcement of the legal and regulatory framework.

Key Points

  • Tajikistan does not have today an RIA process to review the more than 1,000 legal acts that are adopted every year. This contributes to high regulatory costs and risks.
  • A RIA System is a transformational program difficult to implement.
  • This brief proposes a decentralized RIA System for Tajikistan where most responsibilities for ensuring good RIA are delegated to regulators with the support of a central body. The brief also proposes an action plan for the introduction of the RIA System.