Editor’s Note: The Head of OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division delivered the presentationRegulatory Impact Analysis: An International Perspective” at a recent meeting in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia which is attached here. Below are three excerpts from the presentation.

From:  Regulatory Impact Analysis: An International Perspective

By Nick Malyshev

RIA [Regulatory Impact Analysis] is seen as a useful tool in support of more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable policymaking

All countries, even those with many years experience with undertaking RIA and with very advanced RIA systems in place still experience problems with the quality and timeliness of RIA documentation.  

The establishment of a central oversight body with responsibility for promoting the use of RIA is the single most significant quality assurance mechanism that has been taken up by OECD members.