e-guillotine

Activities

Several Spheres Subject To Guillotine

2013.05.13
Chaired by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, the Economic Regulatory Reform Council met in Office of Government.

The meeting was also attended by international expert, author of Regulatory Guillotine Scott Jacobs, as well as IMF, OSCE, UNDP, USAID, World Bank and Austrian Development Agency representatives.

Director of National Center for Legislative Regulation Armen Yeghiazaryan presented the results of Regulatory Guillotine’s inventory database, according to which some 2500 legal acts, received from public agencies, have been entered into the database.

It was informed that the database will be available to the public in a couple of days.

The Council approved a program of activities for May-November, 2013, which provides for the reduction or simplification of business processes and related legal acts in the following sectors: tax, customs, culture, social affairs, entrepreneurship, foreign affairs, international relations and education.

Scott Jacobs introduced the method of assessing the impact of expenditures and a strategy to improve the system of assessment in Armenia.

Economic Legislation Reform Council Holds Meeting

2013.03.19
Chaired by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, the Economic Legislation Reform Council met today in the Office of Government.

Apart from council members, the meeting was attended by OSCE, UNDP, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank and Austrian Development Agency representatives.

The meeting approved the transition program and the legal act inventory checklist as developed by the National Center for Streamlined Legislation based on the recommendations made at the latest council meeting by Scott Jacobs, author of Regulatory Guillotine fast reform tool and chief consultant for the Armenia program. The meeting also looked at the legal act revision checklist due to be submitted to the Council for approval following discussions with the Ministry of Justice.

The checklists are meant to promote involvement of public agency and business sector representatives in the revision of legal acts and the design of legal act inventories, after which the National Center will present a reform package based on all the stakeholders’ recommendations.

Also, there will be introduced the Electronic Guillotine, a comprehensive database of legislation and business processes, which in addition to providing a consolidated electronic database will promote transparency in the relations between the State, on the one hand, and the citizens and businesses, on the other.

Republic of Armenia Economy-Related Legal Act Reform Council Holds Regular Meeting

2013.03.06
Chaired by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, the Economy-Related Legal Act Reform Council of the Republic of Armenia held today a regular meeting in the Office of Government.

The meeting was also attended by representatives from the OSCE, UNDP, USAID, World Bank and Austrian Development Agency, as well as author of "Regulatory Guillotine” fast reform tool, chief consultant for the Armenia program Scott Jacobs.

Greeting those present, the Prime Minister noted, "From now on, Council sittings will be attended by the representatives of our donor partners. The work we are doing should be more transparent and the donors should be involved in their capacity of stakeholders in order to get a first-hand view of the proceedings.” Tigran Sargsyan said that the Armenia program of regulatory guillotine is firstly applied in those areas directly connected with small and medium-size business.

Scott Jacobs noted in turn that the fast reform tool implies serious reforms aimed at improving the country’s macroeconomic environment for investment and business activity. He said to be prepared to assist the Armenian partners with the ongoing reform process.

The meeting reviewed the current status of and further action under the Regulatory Guillotine program as implemented by the Government Staff’s National Centre for Legislative Regulation PIU.

Healthcare-Related Legislation Streamlined

2013.02.12
Chaired by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, the Economy-Related Legal Act Reform Council met in the Office of Government.

Acting Director of the State Agency National Center for Legislative Regulation PIU at the Government of Armenia Armen Yeghiazaryan introduced a package of proposals to be implemented in the healthcare sector.

The meeting discussed and took note of recommendations for legislative reform in the field of licensing healthcare services.

The National Center for Streamlined Legislation PIC public institution came up with proposals on how to improve the process of providing free medical care and services to rescuers, servicemen and other military personnel, as well as their family members.

After the package has been adopted, a number of legal acts shall be invalidated or improved, and several business processes will be simplified.