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

Project Goal


The RIA 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.


The project goal is to strengthen national capacities for public policy development 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 through the promotion of multi stakeholders’ involvement in public policy development and law drafting processes.


Expected Results


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


Activity 1.1. Enhancement and systematisation 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 public administration.

Activity 1.2. Support the Ministry of Justice and state agencies in establishing systems and procedures, to make new legislation evidence-based and of a high quality.


  • Transfer of knowledge on evidence-based policymaking with regards to the role of the Ministry of Justice and state agencies in legislation development;
  • Support the adoption of standard procedures for reviewing and drafting legislative proposals.

Activity 1.3. Support the Cabinent of Ministers in ensuring new legislation development in line with standard procedures that promote public consultation and use of evidence.


  • Transfer of knowledge regarding international best practices on RIA;
  • Support the establishment of standards practices and rules of procedure for the use of RIAs for each legislative or policy proposal;
  •  Support the development of standard rules of procedure within the government for the domestication of ratified UN conventions;
  •  Institutional capacity building to enhance compliance with rulemaking processes at a local level with the superior level of legislation;
  • Support the establishment of a unified database of international agreements and treaties of Uzbekistan, under the Cabinet of Ministers.

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


Activity 2.1. Enhancement of the capacity of parliamentary committees to consider legislation based on broad public input and independent expertise.


  • Build the capacities of parliamentary committees to organise public consultations, in a regular and transparent;
  • Build the capacities of LC and the Senate to allow for more public consultations.


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Project Start Date:
1st May 2014
Estimated End Date:
31st December 2016
Geographic Coverage:
Focus Area:
Good Governance
1. Improve living standards and reduce malnutrition
The Senate and the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the Department on Legal Expertise and International Treaties of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Justice, the Legal Training Centre under the Ministry of Justice, NIMFOGO, the Academy of Public Administration of Uzbekistan, the Tashkent State University of Law
Total required: USD 800,000 (USD 300,000 currently unfunded)
Farrukh Karabaev
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