PHASE 1: Creation of Implementation Guide; April 2017
In April 2017, the Standards Alliance in close collaboration with a variety of government and international organizations, developed and published an implementation guide entitled, “The Bridge to Cooperation: Good Regulatory Design.” The guide provides an overview of good regulatory practices for governments and stakeholders including:
- Key GRP definitions and checklist
- GRP policy landscape survey
- Regulatory Impact Assessment questions
PHASE 2: Assessment and Gap Analysis
Using the implementation guide as a benchmark, the Standards Alliance conducted an assessment of the GRP policies in Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and the United States, gauging their consistency with international best practices.
The GRP GAP analysis reports, chart, and presentations (English, Spanish) are available by country.
PHASE 3: Bilateral Cooperation
Following the completion of the gap analyses, the Standards Alliance initiated work with each project country bilaterally to begin addressing the identified gaps with the international benchmarks.
PHASE 4: Multilateral Cooperation
Following the completion of the gap analyses, the Standards Alliance initiated work with the project countries multilaterally to begin addressing the identified gaps with the international benchmarks. AdvaMed formally connected the Americas Business Dialogue Regulatory Working Group with the Inter-American Development Bank Ibero-American and Caribbean Regulatory Improvement Network, sharing best practices of GRP policy implementing teams between the project countries.