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Regulatory Impact Assessment – Macedonia in Focus
Regulatory Impact Assessment – Macedonia in Focus

Author(s): Agim Selami
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Public Law, Social development, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA); RIA implementation; politics; regulations; policymaking process; public policy; citizens; positive impact of policy;
Summary/Abstract: In this day and age, when governments are faced with huge quantity of regulation, it is beyond question that regulation should imperatively be given a special treatment and consideration. The role of political actors should consist of making sure that the regulation in place meets the criteria of an effective and efficient regulation, and guarantee that it produces positive impact toward concerned parties or more broadly – towards citizens. In other words, mechanisms for anticipating policy impacts, such as Regulatory Impact assessment (RIA), must be put in practice. The world’s more developed countries (OECD countries, US, Australia), have been regularly applying RIA to new and existing policies for decades. Since 1974, when it was first introduced, RIA has consistently recorded indisputable popularity, becoming a constituent element in the policymaking processes of the countries mentioned above. In addition, although there’s no blueprint for successful RIA introduction, these countries’ experience has effectively served as practical guide for less developed countries for successful RIA introduction and implementation. Hence, it can be easily concluded that RIA’s impact on improving public policy has never been as high as it is at present.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English