Support to the Enhancement of Lawmaking, Rulemaking and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)


The RIA project will work to enhance public policy development and law-making in Uzbekistan, and attempt to support the institutionalization of international standards into how Uzbekistan develops new laws. The project will enhance the role of public consultations and inputs from different beneficiaries throughout the law-making cycle.

The project goal is to strengthen national capacities for public policy development by sustainably increasing the quality of public policy content, introducing new tools for evidence-based policy making, and contributing to the overall public policy agenda through the promotion of multi stakeholders’ involvement in public policy development and law drafting processes.

Expected Results


Output 1. Public policy and new legislation development reflects international standards with regard to being evidence-based, consultative and legally sound.

Activity 1.1. Enhancement and systematization of the capacity of the Institute for Monitoring Current Legislation (IMCL) to develop new legislation.

  • Transfer of knowledge in regards to evidence-based policy and legislation development standards;
  • Establishment of anti-corruption technical advisory capacities;
  • Support of IMCL’s role in overseeing public policy and legislation development;
  • Creation of a standard process through which rational and comprehensive decision-making can be implemented within the public administration.

Activity 1.2. Supporting the MoJ and state agencies to establish systems and procedures to make new legislation be evidence-based and of a high quality.

  • Transfer of knowledge on evidence-based policymaking with regards to the role of MoJ and state agencies in legislation development;
  • Support of the adoption of standard procedures for reviewing and drafting legislative proposals.

Activity 1.3. Supporting the CoM to ensure new legislation development in line with standard procedures that promote public consultation and use of evidence.

  • Transfer of knowledge regarding international best practices on RIA;
  • Support of the establishment of standards practices and rules of procedure for the use of RIAs for each legislative or policy proposal;
  •  Support of the development of standard rules of procedure within the government for the domestication of ratified UN conventions;
  •  Institutional capacity building to enhance compliance of rulemaking processes at the local level with the superior level of legislation;
  • Support of the establishment of a unified database of international agreements and treaties of Uzbekistan under the Cabinet of Ministers.

Output 2. The Oliy Majlis is able to scrutinize and adopt legislation that is high quality, and reflects both citizens’ inputs and international standards.

Activity 2.1. Enhancement of the capacity of parliamentary committees to consider legislation based on broad public input and independent expertise.

  • Building the capacities of parliamentary committees to organize public consultations regularly and transparently;
  • Building the capacities of LC and Senate to allow more public consultations.



Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
1st May 2014
Estimated End Date:
31st December 2016
Geographic Coverage:
Nationwide
Focus Area:
Good Governance
MDG:
1. Improve living standards and reduce malnutrition
Partners:
The Senate and the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the Department on Legal Expertise and International Treaties of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Justice, the Legal Training Centre under the Ministry of Justice, NIMFOGO, the Academy of Public Administration of Uzbekistan, the Tashkent State University of Law
Budget:
Total required: USD 800,000 (USD 300,000 currently unfunded)
Contacts
Farrukh Karabaev
Project Documents