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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 of ILO C183 – Maternity Protection Convention

    The Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), was established by the ILO to promote “equality of all women in the workforce and the health and safety of the mother and child”. The Convention sets minimum standards that need to be implemented in order for pregnant women and working mothers to be adequately protected in the labour market. The Convention has so far been ratified by 38 ILO member countries. Georgia, a member of the ILO since 1993, has not yet ratified the Convention. Even as the Labour Code of Georgia made significant progress over the past decade (e.g. increasing the ceiling on paid maternity leave benefits in 2013 and introducing the paid parental leave concept in 2020), important maternity protection aspects of the law Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment of ILO C189 – Domestic Workers Convention

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), aims to promote decent work for all and to ensure fundamental protections and rights to domesticworkers. Domestic workers’ contribution to the economy is substantial by providing critical services to households and enabling others to work outside the home, participate in the labour market and pursue educational and social activities. However, promoting decent work for domestic workers has not been a priority for the Government of Georgia thus far. The harmonization of the Georgian legislation with ILO Convention No. 189 would be essential for domestic workers, especially for women as they constitute the majority of domestic workers. Read More
  • RIA Manual for Practitioners

    Quality policymaking benefits from a process that is predictable, transparent, participatory, and accountable. This type of process helps make decisions that are legitimate, justified, effective, and proportionate. It is important to note immediately that regulation is only one possible option available for governmental intervention in society and the economy (see Box 1 for a definition of regulation). This view is fully incorporated in article 30 of ordinance No. 35, according to which: • If, on the basis of a draft RIA report, it has been established that the best option to resolve a problem/issue is legislative regulation, an authorized official of the initiating agency shall make a decision on including the issue in the Read More
  • 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
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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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