Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance

Impact Assessment

How governments assess the possible impact of new regulations on social, environmental economic factors in their country affects the shape and scope for each regulation. Unfortunately, impact assessment practices are insufficient and inconsistent in many countries around the world.

For the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance, the team asked government officials and the private sector whether regulators conduct impact assessments when creating new regulations. The team also explored whether those impact assessment are released to the public or not, and if so, whether they form part of the consultation process.

 

Economy Conduct regulatory impact assessments This assessment is distributed on a unified website for all proposed regulations This assessment is distributed on the website of the relevant ministry or regulator This assessment is distributed through public meetings This assessment is distributed through targeted outreach to stakeholders Is there a specialized government body tasked with reviewing and monitoring regulatory impact assessments conducted by other individual agencies or government bodies?
Afghanistan No No No No No No
Albania Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Algeria No No No No No No
Angola No No No No No No
Antigua and Barbuda No No No No No No
Argentina No No No No No No
Armenia Yes Yes No No No Yes
Australia Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Azerbaijan No No No No No No
Bahamas, The No No No No No No
Bahrain Yes No No No Yes Yes
Bangladesh No No No No No No
Barbados Yes No No No Yes No
Belarus No No No No No No
Belgium Yes Yes No No No Yes
Belize No No No No No No
Benin No No No No No No
Bhutan Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Bolivia Yes No Yes Yes No No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes No No No No No
Botswana No No No No No No
Brazil Yes No No No Yes No
Brunei Darussalam No No No No No No
Bulgaria Yes Yes No No No Yes
Burkina Faso No No No No No No
Burundi No No No No No No
Cabo Verde No No No No No No
Cambodia Yes No No No No Yes
Cameroon No No No No No No
Canada Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Central African Republic No No No No No No
Chad No No No No No No
Chile Yes No Yes No No No
China No No No No No No
Colombia Yes No Yes No No No
Comoros No No No No No No
Congo, Dem. Rep. No No No No No No
Congo, Rep. Yes No No Yes Yes No
Costa Rica Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Côte d'Ivoire No No No No No No
Croatia Yes Yes No No No Yes
Cyprus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Czech Republic Yes Yes No No No Yes
Denmark Yes Yes No No Yes No
Djibouti No No No No No No
Dominica No No No No No No
Dominican Republic No No No No No No
Ecuador No No No No No No
Egypt, Arab Rep. No No No No No No
El Salvador No No No No No No
Eritrea No No No No No No
Estonia Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Eswatini No No No No No No
Ethiopia No No No No No No
European Union Yes Yes No No No Yes
Fiji No No No No No No
Finland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
France Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Gabon No No No No No No
Gambia, The No No No No No No
Georgia Yes Yes No No Yes No
Germany Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Ghana No No No No No No
Greece Yes Yes No No No Yes
Grenada No No No No No No
Guatemala No No No No No No
Guinea No No No No No No
Guinea-Bissau No No No No No No
Guyana No No No No No No
Haiti No No No No No No
Honduras No No No No No No
Hong Kong SAR, China Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Hungary Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Iceland Yes Yes No No No Yes
India No No No No No No
Indonesia Yes No No Yes No No
Iran, Islamic Rep. No No No No No No
Iraq No No No No No No
Ireland Yes No Yes No No No
Israel Yes Yes No No No No
Italy Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Jamaica Yes No No No No No
Japan Yes Yes No No No Yes
Jordan No No No No No No
Kazakhstan Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kenya Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Kiribati No No No No No No
Korea, Rep. Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Kosovo Yes Yes No No No No
Kuwait No No No No No No
Kyrgyz Republic Yes No Yes No No Yes
Lao PDR Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Latvia Yes Yes No No No No
Lebanon No No No No No No
Lesotho No No No No No No
Liberia No No No No No No
Libya No No No No No No
Lithuania Yes Yes No No No No
Luxembourg Yes No No No No No
Macedonia, FYR Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Madagascar Yes No No No No Yes
Malawi No No No No No No
Malaysia Yes No No No No Yes
Mali No No No No No No
Malta Yes No No No No No
Marshall Islands No No No No No No
Mauritania No No No No No No
Mauritius No No No No No No
Mexico Yes Yes No No No Yes
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. No No No No No No
Moldova Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Mongolia Yes Yes No No No No
Montenegro Yes No No No No Yes
Morocco No No No No No No
Mozambique Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Myanmar No No No No No No
Namibia No No No No No No
Nepal No No No No No No
Netherlands Yes Yes Yes No No No
New Zealand Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Nicaragua Yes No No No Yes No
Niger No No No No No No
Nigeria Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Norway Yes Yes No No No Yes
Oman No No No No No No
Pakistan No No No No No No
Palau No No No No No No
Panama Yes No No No Yes No
Papua New Guinea No No No No No No
Paraguay No No No No No No
Peru Yes No No No No Yes
Philippines No No No No No No
Poland Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Portugal Yes No Yes No No Yes
Puerto Rico (U.S.) Yes No No No No No
Qatar No No No No No No
Romania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Russian Federation Yes Yes Yes No No No
Rwanda No No No No No No
Samoa No No No No No No
San Marino No No No No No No
São Tomé and Príncipe No No No No No No
Saudi Arabia No No No No No No
Senegal No No No No No No
Serbia Yes Yes No No No Yes
Seychelles No No No No No No
Sierra Leone No No No No No No
Singapore Yes No No No No No
Slovak Republic Yes Yes No No No Yes
Slovenia Yes Yes No No No No
Solomon Islands Yes No Yes Yes No No
South Africa Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Sudan No No No No No No
Spain Yes Yes No No No Yes
Sri Lanka No No No No No No
St. Kitts and Nevis No No No No No No
St. Lucia No No No No No No
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Yes No No No No No
Sudan No No No No No No
Suriname No No No No No No
Sweden Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Syrian Arab Republic No No No No No No
Taiwan, China Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Tajikistan No No No No No No
Tanzania No No No No No No
Thailand Yes Yes No No No No
Timor-Leste No No No No No No
Togo Yes No No No Yes No
Tonga No No No No No No
Trinidad and Tobago No No No No No No
Tunisia Yes No No No No No
Turkey No No No No No No
Uganda Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Ukraine Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates Yes No No No Yes Yes
United Kingdom Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
United States Yes Yes No No No Yes
Uruguay No No No No No No
Uzbekistan No No No No No No
Vanuatu No No No No No No
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes No No No
West Bank and Gaza Yes No No No No Yes
Yemen, Rep. No No No No No No
Zambia No No No No No No
Zimbabwe No No No No No No