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Regulatory Reform Solutions

BRC offers assistance in design and implementation of wide spectrum of regulatory reform and public sector reform solutions:

  • Streamlining regulations
  • Permits and licensing revision and reform
  • Solutions for Regulatory Impact Analysis system and process
  • One-stop-shops solutions for central and local governments
  • Fiscal policy and administration reform
  • Trade policy and customs administration reform
  • Construction regulations reform
  • Technical regulation reform (including quality infrastructure, sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures and other technical domains)
  • Local government reform
  • Risk-based inspection solutions
  • Capacity building for consultation
  • Doing Business Indicators reform
  • Other regulatory reform solutions

The most renowned regulatory reform solutions designed and implemented by BRC experts include:

Development of the New Regulatory Reform Strategy for 2013-2020 and its Action Plan for Moldova. BRC team carried out the first evaluation of the regulatory reforms implemented in Moldova until 2012, including: revision of secondary regulations (Guillotine 1); revision of legislation (Guillotine 2); streamlining of permits (Guillotine 2+); operation of Regulatory Impact Analysis system; Doing Business reforms and others. Based on that evaluation and identification of current reform needs, our team developed the New Regulatory Reform Strategy for time period of 8 years, which was the policy document that covered the longest time period in this field in Moldova. The Strategy and its action plan focused on shifting the approach from more quantitative revision of regulation, which was primarily based on deregulation until recently, to better regulation or smart regulation, which generates social and environmental benefits while enhancing the conditions for a competitive and innovative economy. The document was highly appreciated and approved on December 20, 2013 by the Government of Moldova.

Regulatory Impact Analysis. BRC staff includes unique experts who successfully carried out Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for numerous public policies in a number of countries. BRC was the first company that developed pilot RIAs in Moldova and contributed to improvement of RIA manual. BRC has a 6 year experience in the field of Regulatory Impact Analysis, including development and implementation of RIA methodology, RIA manuals, pilot RIAs, RIA trainings and assistance to pubic authorities in development and revision of numerous RIAs. Here are letters of references related to assignments in Regulatory Impact Assessment from BRC’s clients: Letter from World Bank Competitiveness Enhancement Project in Moldova and Letter from USAI Agriculture Competitiveness and Entrerprise Developement Project (ACED)

"Guillotine 2+" - revision of all business permits (mandatory public services rendered to businesses). A group of BRC experts carried out an unprecedented work of researching and proposing solutions to streamline all business permits in Moldova. A total of 473 of business permits (public services), including those related to quality infrastructure, have been revised and specific measures recommended for each permit. This work resulted in adoption by the Parliament of the Law on authorization of business activity, which included an annex with 273 valid permits in Moldova; and the Law on implementation of one-stop-shop, which deals with OSS both at the central and local public authorities.

Streamlining the construction authorization. Carried out research and impact assessment analysis in the field of construction authorization, and contributed to drafting the Law on authorization of construction works, passed by the Parliament on 09.07.2010 with no. 163. It was estimated that the law would save around $5 million annually for the private sector.

Studies on opportunities for establishing one-stop-shops (OSS) for central and local public authorities, including in construction and trade permits. Studies recommended measures to reduce time, costs, number of formalities and opportunities for corruption. Additionally, BRC team developed and assisted in promotion of the Law on implementation of OSS (Law no. 161, dated 22.), which set grounds for proper implementation and enforcement of OSS solutions on a large scale both within central and local governments.

"Doing Business" Indicators Reform. BRC experts reviewed and proposed streamlining measures to improve Moldova ranking on Ease of Doing Business Indicators (Doing Business, World Bank Group), which contributed to placing Moldova among top 10 reformers according to Doing Business 2010 and 2012.

Improvement of business licensing procedures, which included: recommendations to streamline formalities; development of licensing guides for 37 licensed activities; development and implementation of electronic solutions within the Licensing Chamber, including on-line licensing guides, on-line access to database of licensed companies, electronic OSS. The results were highly appreciated by businesses and during the opening event by the Prime Minister of Moldova and US ambassador.

Training and assistance in strengthening the capacity of central and local governments and regional BAs in designing and implementing regulatory reform initiatives, including regulatory impact assessment, business ombudsman, transparency, one-stop-shop etc.

The details about dates and contact information of the above-mentioned experience are presented in the section about BRC's Projects.