Interested in learning more about how good regulation is made in APEC economies?

Good regulatory practices (GRPs) across APEC economies benefit the region's prosperity, growth and economy. This course explores the principles of regulatory impact analysis (RIA) and how you can develop better regulation within your own economy that in turn benefits the region.

Many APEC economies require policy-makers to submit a Regulatory Impact Statement or RIS when submitting policy proposals. The RIS process is designed to promote effective regulation that ensures the best solutions are implemented to solve policy problems.

This course will cover the key elements of regulatory impact analysis across APEC economies and why they are key to effective regulation.


You will explore the importance of using effective regulatory practices to solve policy problems and be introduced to the Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) process. What's more, you will get to review examples of RIA in a number of APEC economies, before applying Good Regulatory Practice principles to developing your own RIA document for a fictional scenario.

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This MOOC is divided into 3 main topics/sections. Each topic is made up of a series of modules with resources and activities.


Topic 1: Introduction

This section explores the value that rules and regulations have in society and why following effective regulatory practices are ideal for solving policy problems. We will be introduced to concepts such as Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and there will be some interactive activities related to "problem-solving" to engage in.

Topic 2: APEC principles of good regulatory practices

In this section, we will look at what APEC is and the role it plays in its 21 member economies. We will cover the overarching APEC RIA principles and explore some case studies that demonstrate how RIA is practised across a number of APEC economies.

Topic 3: Key RIA elements

Finally, in this section we will delve into the process of writing a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that is key for effective regulation. You will choose a scenario that requires regulatory intervention and work through each of the seven RIS sections; unpacking what each section means and writing your own RIS document based on your scenario choice.

Regulatory Impact Analysis within APEC

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