ArmInfo. Armenia in the debut contest of the World Bank The 2017 Global RIA Awards is recognized Winner in category "A" - Impact of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (ODS) on public policy. The results of the 2017 Global RIA Awards are available on the WB website(http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/12/20/the-2017-global-ria-award?cid=ECA_FB_Armenia_EN_EXT#6).
Armenia became the winner in connection with the successful development of the meat production and processing network, which is directly related to the problem of food safety. Experts from the World Bank praised innovative approaches to regulating and improving the entire chain of value creation of meat, from primary production to supply to consumption. The regulatory measures have influenced the rules and safety of food products in the country, paving the way for transition from outdated post-Soviet control to a modern and efficient system based on the best international practices.
According to the source, one of the first RIAs developed within the Government of Armenia's new RIA system addresses the serious problem of food safety related to meat in Armenia. This RIA presented innovative options for improvements throughout the meat value chain starting from primary production until consumption, including restrictions on animal butchering outside of slaughter houses. The RIA impacted regulations and food safety in the country, paving the way to move from the obsolete post-Soviet control to modern and efficient system, based on the best international practice, while also being instrumental in shaping new practices of policymaking in the government.
30 countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America and about 10 regions of the Russian Federation participated in the competition. In the category "A", as well as Armenia, Uganda, Samara Region, were also the winners. In the category "B" - Brazil, Ulyanovsk region. In the category "C" - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ulan-Ude (Republic of Buryatia, Russia).