Development of a Manual for Regulatory Impact Analysis

In order to ensure a high quality of law making and a decrease of the number of rules almost all regulations and laws in North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) are limited in time since 2005. The limitation is set according to § 39 Abs. 2 GGO in terms of a date of expiry or a reporting commitment until a certain due date. If a limited legal norm shall maintain, the department in charge needs to submit an evaluation report in order to justify the retention of the norm. An evaluation report also needs to be presented in the framework of the reporting commitment.

In order to increase the quality of the evaluation reports, standards and criteria for the evaluation process in NRW were elaborated in close cooperation with the state ministries. These standards and criteria were finally summarized in a guideline. InGFA was assigned with the drafting of the guideline by the Ministry of the Interior of the state of NRW.