Workshop topics

A major component of the conference will be workshops. A range of workshop topics will be available to suit the interests and various stages of reform of attendees. Here is a list of proposed topics:

BUILDING TRUST AND CONFIDENCE

  • Risk – key principles and tools
  • Better guidance for better compliance
  • Food safety reforms: lessons learned
  • Motivations to comply
  • Consistency and local delivery

STRENGTHENING CAPACITY

  • Inspection laws and codes of practice
  • Inspection reform in post conflict states
  • Skills and training for inspectors
  • Using behavioural economics: Nudge theory
  • Compliance management models

INSPECTION REFORM AS PART OF PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM

 

  • Coordinated and integrated reform strategies
  • Institutional and structural reforms: governance and accountability
  • Regulatory impact assessment
  • Public private dialogue: where next for the conversation?
  • Legislative reform and procedural justice
  • Data and information coordination

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND MUTUAL RECOGNITION

  • Trade logistics reform
  • The common market: new approaches to providing assurance
  • Cross-boundary co-operation
  • The power of the third party: the role of audit in supply chain controls
  • International standards as a means of regulation

TRANSPARENCY AND RESULTS MANAGEMENT

  • Public engagement in burdens reduction
  • Measuring the performance of regulators
  • Measuring the impact of regulatory reform
  • Discretion of regulators – limits and flexibilities
  • Using citizens to change business compliance

If you would like to present your experiences at the conference please get in touch, we want to hear examples from representatives of central government, local government, regulatory agencies and inspectorates, business associations, international organisations and academics with an interest in the area of regulatory delivery reform from any country.
To discuss your topic for inclusion in the conference programme please contact: jenny.nobes@brdo.bis.gsi.gov.uk

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