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.

On 17th of January, the Government of Georgia approved the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Methodology. This is an incredible step towards evidence-based policy making that will contribute to the country’s economic development and future prosperity. The ISET Policy Institute is very proud that three of our experts – Professor Norberto Pignatti, Levan Pavlenishvili and Maka Chitanava – have been involved in the preparatory process for the methodology, and assisted the Ministry of Justice as local RIA experts. This was part of a joint donor effort which involved the participation of the USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) program, G4G, GIZ, the EU-funded project Support to the Public Administration Reform in Georgia, and the World Bank. The ISET Policy Institute participated in this process in the scope of its Good Governance Initiative (GGI) program, a project carried out with USAID.

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