Jacobs and Associates is among the leading consultancies in regulatory reform. With over 100 years of expertise on regulatory reform among our Directors, we offer a full range of regulatory services -- from problem diagnosis to solution design and reform implementation. We offer specialized services such as Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Training and the design and implementation of the government-wide regulatory simplification program that we call the Regulatory Guillotine ™ that has reviewed over 34,000 regulations, eliminated over 14,000 unnecessary regulations, and simplified over 4,600 complex regulations.
Jacobs and Associates is a world leader in the diagnosis against good international practices of the strengths and weaknesses of regulatory policies and practices. We identify regulatory bottlenecks to development, and priorities for government action. Our approach is adapted from the review framework that we helped develop for the OECD and have refined for developed countries. Using benchmarks of good regulatory practice, we have reviewed national regulatory practices in G7, developed and developing countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Our reviews range from broad assessments of regulatory impediments to private sector development to specialized issues such as licensing practices.
Over 20 years, our team helped design and refine most of the regulatory reform tools used as good practice today. We have designed, implemented, and evaluated short- to medium-term regulatory reforms in over 75 countries. We tailor packages of solutions to country context and development needs. To boost growth, we assist countries converge with international norms of good regulation and market institutions. We have developed innovative new solutions, such as the national regulatory simplification strategy called the Regulatory Guillotine™, to help countries reform faster at lower cost.
The Jacobs and Associates team is among the world’s most experienced teams in getting results on the ground. Our Directors have, together, over a century of experience designing and implementing some of the world’s most successful reforms from Mexico to Korea to the United States. We design action plans, assess financing needs, write laws, build institutions, and work with government teams on the ground throughout implementation. We have assisted dozens of countries in writing regulatory reform strategies and implementing laws, creating reform units to promote change, setting up regulatory impact analysis (RIA) programs and consulting with stakeholders.
Jacobs and Associates is the leading training organization for “better regulation” tools. We offer a full menu of on-site training sessions for civil servants and government experts, based on case studies, tailored to client needs. Training sessions can last from one day to two weeks. We train to build government capacities in:
Regulatory impact analysis. Our 5-day RIA course, offered jointly with the with the LUISS Guido Carli University and the LUISS School of Government and The Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is the most popular RIA training course in the world. Find more information at: http://www.regulatoryreform.com/e-invite/RIATraining/index10.html
Jacobs and Associates has teamed with The Ergo Group in the United States and with VAPS Business Consulting in Croatia to bring regulatory reform to the e-Government era:
ReformResultsCalculator (RRC)™ The RRC estimates rapidly and systematically the main economic benefits and cost-savings of reforming formalities and administrative procedures. The RRC provides decision makers with quick monetized estimates of the net cost savings that expect to be realized or have been realized thanks to administrative procedure reforms or deeper regulatory reforms. Download an explanatory note about the RRC™.
Jacobs and Associates assists in designing, and tailoring to the country context and development needs, regulatory policies, instruments and institutions for infrastructure sectors, including telecommunications, energy, transport, and water.