The OECD, jointly with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Economic Studies, has organised an international conference on Regulatory Impact Assessment. The workshop presented recent developments in implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Czech Republic and exposed the participants to recent experience from leading OECD countries. The key topic was the emergence of RIA Boards that should serve as the independent watchdogs.
RIA Board is a relatively new regulatory trend in the institutional setup among the OECD countries. The Czech RIA Board, with prof. Michal Mejstrik as the chairman and dr. Pavel Vacek as a member, is the newest institution of its kind among OECD countries. A summary of the conference with downloadable presentations can be found on the webpage of the OECD as well as on the webpage of the Czech government.