Streamlining service delivery from government agencies

Published on Apr 09 2009 // Main News

Thimphu, April 09, 2009: With suggestions form the World Bank to lessen duplication of services, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) division under Department of Industry is set to test Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) as a pilot project.

World Bank said the network of ministries and agencies with regulatory and control functions in Bhutan is complex and regulators have responsibilities that are often defined vaguely and overlapping.

The RIA will help decrease high costs on formal businesses and informality caused by so many regulations in the country. It is expected to enhance productivity as well. Regulatory burden is one of the key constraints to growth, employment and competitiveness.

Bhutan also has inconsistency in the application of rules and regulations. RIA will avoid enacting laws and regulations that duplicate and overlap.