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Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) is a core tool for regulatory quality. It is a systemic approach to structurally define policy issues and critically assessing the likely positive and negative effects of the regulatory and non-regulatory alternatives proposed to address them. 

Georgia has formally institutionalized Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in 2020, with the amendment to the Law on Normative Acts, which is a substantial step towards evidence-based, participatory policy decision-making in the country.
 

RIA Reports

  • Regulatory Impact Assessment on High Mountainous Region Designation of Energy Development and Access

    The Law of Georgia on Energy and Water Supply, adopted in December 2019, envisages certain general provisions concerning vulnerable customers. The Law states that the Georgian government and local government bodies, in consultation with other interested parties, shall develop special programs/measures/benefits to ensure the supply of electricity and natural gas for vulnerable customers. However, the provisions of the law do not specify the form of the support programs or the measures to be taken in protecting such customers. Currently, from a policy perspective, there is neither a clear general long-term energy strategy nor individual strategies for municipalities. Moreover, there is no uniform policy to ensure energy access to the high Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on Draft Law on Windbreaks

    Windbreaks have a significant positive impact on the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. While the positive impacts of windbreaks have been acknowledged by various stakeholders, due to Georgia’s poor socio-economic conditions, most existing windbreaks have been destroyed and require restoration. Research identifies the need for state intervention in order to: • Protect soil from erosion; • Increase soil productivity and thus agricultural production; • Regulate windbreaks so that interested parties can work within this field; Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law of Georgia on Biodiversity

    In the present era of environmental and industrial change, maintaining biodiversity is essential. Doing so not only protects species and habitats, but also brings benefits for society in the form of resulting ecosystem services. In order to conserve biodiversity and fulfill the obligations defined by various international conventions and the Association Agreement (AA), the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection (MoENRP) initiated the Law on Biodiversity in 2015. The preparation process for that law first started in 2013. After the draft version of the Law on Biodiversity became available in June 2017, the MoENRP initiated a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in order to analyze the major positive and negative impacts Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of the Draft Law of Georgia on Entrepreneurs

    Policy context. In 2013, as a follow-up to public consultations on improving the acting company law in Georgia, a working group was established to elaborate a new Draft Law of Georgia on Entrepreneurs (“Draft Law”). The working group was created under the Private Law Reform Council of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, the USAID-funded Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project, which was succeeded by the Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity, with both projects implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI), was a cooperating partner. The group was comprised of Georgian academics and legal practitioners. International experts provided consultations. Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on Law of Water Resources Management

    Georgia has a number of laws and regulations governing water resources, dating back to the late nineties and partially amended after 2003. Changes, however, have not always followed a clear and coherent strategy. As a result, in the words of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the current legislation is an “unworkable and fragmented system”. The Government of Georgia (GoG) has started changing the Georgian water management legislation to meet the obligations deriving from the Association Agreement (AA) signed with European Union (EU) in June 2014. The implementation of the principles of the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD), is seen as a possible solution for the pressing Read More
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RIA Trainings

 # Training title  Time  Donor Target Group
1. RIA Trainings for Parliament (Healthcare and Social Issues Committee, Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia) 2017 Parliament of Georgia Parliament of Georgia
2. Training on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) 2018  USAID Energy Program  
3. Training on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) 2018 USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
4. RIA trainings for Ministry of Justice 2018 EU project Ministry of Justice of Georgia
5. RIA training and coaching Ministry of Justice 2018 EU project Ministry of Justice of Georgia
6. RIA Trainings for Parliament (Environment and Natural Resource Committee of the Parliament of Georgia) 2018 Parliament of Georgia Parliament of Georgia
7. RIA Trainings for Parliament (Staff of Sport’s and Youth Issues, Education Committees and Research Department of the Parliament of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia) 2018 Parliament of Georgia Parliament of Georgia
8. Training on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) 2020  USAID Economic Governance Program (EGP) Administration of the Government of Georgia, National Bank of Georgia, Georgian Parliament Research Center and different Ministries
9. RIA Trainings for Staff of Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy of Georgia 2020 USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) Infrastructure and Regional Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy of Georgia
10. Training on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Staff of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Justice 2020 GIZ Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Justice
11. training course in Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for public servants 2020  USAID Energy Program  Public servants and major government stakeholders in the energy sector

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