Information Seminar: Impact Assessment Tools to Support Consultation and Informed Decision-Making - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

28 March, 2019 Economic Research Forum 

The Information Seminar- IA (impact assessment) Tools to Support Consultation and informed decision making was organized by the EU-funded MiSMESIS project as a day-long event gathering policy makers, public sector regulators, applied researchers, private sector business representatives and international cooperation partners to raise the awareness, trigger dialogue, and discuss concrete mechanisms integrating IA tools and techniques.

The event was placed under the auspices of the European Union, with support from the International Labor Organization (ILO and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and FEMISE – the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences.

Purpose

Discuss Impact Assessment (IA) and other decision making tools likely to foster, enlarge and deepen the reform of the policies and regulations supporting MSME development and entrepreneurship.

Objectives of the event

The Information Seminar- IA (impact assessment) Tools to Support Consultation and informed decision making is a day-long event gathering policy makers, public sector regulators, applied researchers, private sector business representatives and international cooperation partners to:

Raise the awareness of participants on available methodologies, tools and initiatives that are used in the EU and in Egypt to support business environment reforms and to inform, in a comprehensive way, the elaboration / revision of policies and regulations serving socio-economic development goals.

Trigger a dialogue, based on shared knowledge and experience, on the relevance of reactivating these tools to assist decision makers in defining policy options agreeable to stakeholders.

Discuss concrete mechanisms integrating IA tools and techniques and the role of the public and private stakeholders to promote public consultation allowing to prioritize and fasten the reform pace.