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The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) has proved to be an effective policy-making tool, and has been integrated into policy and legislative processes in an increasing number of countries. Over the last few years, the Government of Georgia has embarked on the process of institutionalizing RIA as an integral part of policy-making. In coordination with other Donors, the USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) hired the ISET Policy Institute to provide support to the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (MOJ) in its efforts, culminating with the realization of the Government Decree on RIA (published on the 17th of January 2020).

From April to July, ISET will lead an online training program in Regulatory Impact Assessment aimed at equipping the members of participating institutions with the required technical skills and understanding of the procedures associated with carrying out the RIA in accordance with the methodology set out by the government of Georgia in January 2020. The training is specifically targeted towards energy sector actors (including the GNERC, ESCO, and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development), and is a result of a collaborative effort between ISET-PI and USAID's Energy Program implemented by Deloitte.

ISET has successfully transitioned its academic and research work to an entirely online format in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this training is no different, being entirely delivered using an online platform that has been used successfully in all teaching and research-related activities.

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