Agenda identifying options and estimating impacts 12-13 june 2014_English


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Agenda in English for SIGMA's workshop in Pristina on 12 & 13 June for the Office of the Prime Minister on identifying options and estimating impacts in the area of strategy reform

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Agenda identifying options and estimating impacts 12-13 june 2014_English

  1. 1. Zyra E Kryeministrit-Ured Premiera-Office Of The Prime Ministre 2 Rue André Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 France Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 82 00 Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 24 13 05 This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. It should not be reported as representing the official views of the EU, the OECD or its member countries, or of beneficiaries participating in the SIGMA Programme. The opinions expressed and arguments employed are those of the author(s). This document and any map included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area .*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. Identifying options and estimating impacts PROGRAMME 12 JUNE 2014 09:00 -16:00 13 JUNE 2014 09:00-15:00
  2. 2. 2 1. Purpose Kosovo introduced a system of concept papers in March 2012, an analytical process to assist ministries in thinking through the development of policy and potential legislation, designed to inform the drafting of laws and policy decisions. These documents cover key issues such as objectives, policy rationale, strategic linkages and fiscal impact. SIGMA’s 2013 assessment and subsequent review of policy making found that the ability within ministries to plan ahead and properly factor in implementation costs and the capacity to scrutinise draft proposals within the centre of government is challenging. This has a real impact, resulting in backlogs due to overburdening and unrealistic planning. The quality of analysis within the concept papers is of varying quality. The assessment tends to be fairly superficial, often without financial analysis or where it is undertaken, it is narrowly focused on whether the proposal was affordable within the current budgetary agreement rather than evaluating it in terms of the systemic impact, e.g. whether the proposal would impose costs on businesses. SIGMA is undertaking work with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and selected priority ministries to: 1) Provide advice on the scrutiny and quality assurance function of the OPM; 2) Assist selected ministries in the development of concept papers – leading them through the analytical process at all stages of policy development. This work contributes directly to one of the key priorities identified within Kosovo to achieve policy development which is characterised by interministerial dialogue with other ministries and non- governmental stakeholders. 2. Format of the sessions An important but difficult part of analysis is to identify options that address the problems that governments wish to solve. Not all issues are resolved by passing new legislation and policy makers should evaluate whether there is existing legislation that can be amended or built on rather than developing new legislation. This workshop will examine the wide range of analytical methods, their strengths and weaknesses, and the kinds of problems and situations to which each is suited. Methods will include cost-benefit analysis and the standard cost model. Participants will have an opportunity to explore different methodologies and apply it to their concept papers.
  3. 3. 3 AGENDA FOR SIGMA AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER IDENTIFYING OPTIONS AND ESTIMATING IMPACTS 12 JUNE 2014 09:00 – 09:20 Aims of the day and introductions Peter Vagi 09:20 – 09:40 Warm up activity Graham Grey 09:40 – 10:20 Identifying options Erik Akse 10:20 – 10:50 Breakout session: Identifying options on the subjects of the ministerial CPs Erik Akse 10:50 Coffee 11:10 – 11:30 Introductory remarks about Fiscal Impact Assessment requirements in Kosovo Representative of MoF 11:30 – 13:00 Analysis of impacts Roman Ladus 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and coffee 14:00 – 15:45 Breakout session: Analysis of impacts – the Concept Paper on IDPs (MCR) Roman Ladus 15:45 – 16:00 Review of the day and plan for tomorrow 16:00 End of the session
  4. 4. 4 DAY TWO, 13 JUNE 2014 AGENDA FOR SIGMA AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER IDENTIFYING OPTIONS AND ESTIMATING IMPACTS 13 JUNE 2014 09:00 – 09:10 Recap of yesterday and aims of the day Roman Ladus 09:10 – 09:30 Warm up activity All 09:30 – 11:00 Breakout session: Analysis of impacts – the Concept Paper on Persons with disabilities (MLSW) and the Concept Paper on Resolving conflict of laws (MoJ) Roman Ladus 11:00 Coffee 11:20 – 12:00 Implementability and enforcement (RIA) linked to principles of good regulation Graham Grey 12:00 – 13:20 Breakout session: Implementability and enforcement issues – the UK Smoking Ban case Graham Grey 13:20 – 14:20 Lunch and Coffee 14:20 – 14:40 Lessons learned Representative of OPM 14:40 – 15:00 Wrap up and next steps Peter Vagi 15:00 End of the session