Assessment Tool 12

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Regulatory Impact Assessments

Purpose

This tool has been designed to introduce the concept of a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and to show how these can be used to assess policy proposals.

How to use this tool

This Assessment Tool is designed for use by Employers’ Organizations. It provides an introduction to regulatory impact assessment and directs readers to additional resources. Regulatory impact assessments can be complicated and difficult to undertake; they typically require past experience and a high degree of technical expertise. However, the principles and processes involved in regulatory impact assessment are straightforward and provide an important basis for assessing policy and regulatory alternatives to problems that may be found in the EESE.