Support to the Enhancement of Law-making, Rule-making and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)

The ‘Support to the Enhancement of Lawmaking, Rulemaking and Regulatory Impact Assessment’ project will work to enhance the development of public policy and legislation (law-making) in Uzbekistan. It will also attempt to support the institutionalisation of international standards into how Uzbekistan develops new laws. ‘Pilot’ laws developed through the project will be related to key human development priorities. The project will also 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. This will be achieved 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 by promoting the involvement of multi stakeholders in public policy development and law drafting processes.

Project Goal

The 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.

Expected Results

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

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.

1.2. Supporting the Ministry of Justice (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.

1.3. Supporting the Cabinet of Ministers (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 Regulatory impact assessment (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.

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

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 Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society, National Association of Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organizations in Uzbekistan, Academy of Public Administration under the President of Uzbekistan, Tashkent State University of Law
Budget:
Total required: USD 500,000 (USD 300,000 currently unfunded)
Contacts
Farrukh Karabaev

farruh.karabaev@undp.org

Tel: +998712321961