MANILA – The Paperwork Enforcement Authority (ARTA) launched the Regulatory Impact Assessment (AIR) manual to ensure that new policies introduced by the government do not add undue regulatory burden to citizens.
ARTA Deputy Director General Ernesto Perez said all regulations proposed by the Executive Department, including National Government Agencies (NGAs), State Owned and Controlled Companies (GOCC), Government Institutions and all local government units (LGUs) that provide business services and non-business transactions are subject to AIR.
âIts ultimate goal is to examine the different policy options and identify the best policy option that would provide the greatest net benefit to the Filipino people taking into account all the benefits and costs of regulation,â Perez said at the launch. Thursday.
Legislations of Congress, fiscal measures, budget-related emissions, and projects and programs with international development partners are exempt from the RIA process.
One of the advantages of the RIA process is that it also allows for public participation in policy formulation, which gives the population a sense of ownership of a regulation.
âOur goal of making the Philippines a truly just and progressive nation begins with good regulatory governance and efficient delivery of government services. In line with our mandate, the Anti-Red Tape Authority has always hoped to eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens while maximizing the effectiveness of existing government regulations and practices, âsaid ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica.
ARTA has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development and the University of the Philippines, Inc. Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation – Support Program regulatory reform for national development for the drafting of the manual.
The manual is accessible via bit.ly/RIA_Manual (ANP)