Regulatory Impact Analysis: Methodology for Cost-Benefit Assessment and Regulation (June 4–15, 2018)

Course Offering:

Dates: June 4–15, 2018

Location: Washington, DC

Tuition: $5,500

Code: 5007-WA

CEUs: 6.0




Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is a methodological approach to critically assessing the positive and negative components of proposed and existing regulations and non-regulatory alternatives. It is an important element of an evidence-based approach to policy making. OECD analysis shows that conducting RIA within an appropriate systematic framework can underpin the capacity of governments to ensure that regulations are efficient and effective in a changing and complex world.

This course, designed by the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, A Tetra Tech Company (IP3), will assist policy makers, regulators, and the business community in designing and implementing effective analyses. Through learning about the Standard Cost Model, the course will use case studies of actual RIAs, including contextual evidence and result scenarios. Participants will also undertake action planning, and will learn how to form the legal/policy framework for RIAs and conduct RIAs in their own countries and organizations.


Learning Outcomes:

    By successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain RIA methodology and why it is used to evaluate the impact of law, rules, and regulations
  • Identify EU, US, and other RIA models and guidelines
  • Examine and differentiate cases of successful and failed implementation of RIA processes and procedures
  • Develop checklists to conduct regulatory impact reviews and communication programming with businesses and other stakeholders
  • Create a detailed, strategic RIA action plan