The World Bank in collaboration with the Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter, UK, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Global regulatory impact assessments (RIA) Awards. The 2017 Global RIA Awards were introduced to encourage teams and public officials who have managed to think outside the box or walked the extra mile to ensure available tools and resources have been used the best way possible in the development of new policies. This year saw the submission of an encouraging number of nominations for the following categories:
A. Influential RIAs
This category entails cases where RIA has been able to influence the way policymakers think of a policy problem and has had impact on the regulatory outcome. This could take place for instance through well-conducted analyses, new data, and innovative regulatory alternatives.
B. Innovative data collection and consultation
The availability and quality of data is a major hurdle for RIA practitioners around the world. This category of the RIA award will reward RIAs that have been able to find innovative solutions to overcome scarcity of data, for instance through reconsideration of available data sources and new ways to consult with stakeholders.
C. Inventive regulatory alternatives
RIA is a tool to present during the design phase the different available options to solve a specific problem. This category will reward submissions having proposed solutions that challenge traditional ways of thinking, and that provide solutions that are fit for purpose.
After a comprehensive review, the evaluation committee was able to select one winner, and one or several honorable mentions, from each category.
The winners and honorable mentions of the 2017 Global RIA Awards were selected by the following panel*:
Professor Claire Dunlop, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Exeter
Peter Ladegaard, Global Lead, Regulatory Policy and Management, The World Bank
Andreja Marušić, Global Lead, Business Environment, The World Bank
Serhiy Osavolyuk, Senior Private Sector Specialist, The World Bank
Professor Claudio Radaelli, Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy, Director, Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter
The winners are listed here.
* The World Bank has supported RIA reforms in numerous developing countries. However, members of the panel have not taken part in the panel’s assessment of proposals from those countries where they have recent work experience.