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IFC, DFID, Tajikistan Host International Conference Aimed at Improving Government Inspections


In Dushanbe:
Wendy Werner
Phone: +992 48 701 1447
E-mail: wwerner@ifc.org


Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 24, 2010—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched an international conference on risk-based government inspections for practitioners from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia aimed at exchanging experience and establishing a network of practitioners and policymakers to improve inspections in these regions.

In cooperation with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, IFC is bringing together over 50 government officials from 15 countries who work on risk-based government inspections.  The participants will discuss challenges and achievements and share experience in introducing risk-based inspections in the region.

“In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we had overlapping and ineffective government inspections. Now we’ve reduced the number of inspections through better coordination and a review of their necessity,” said Dzemo Car, Lead Advisor to Director of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Inspectorate.  “I'm glad to be in Dushanbe to share our experience and learn more about reforms in regulating health, environmental, and labor inspections.”

Negmatjon Buriev, Senior Economic Advisor to the President of Tajikistan, said, “The government of Tajikistan is very pleased to host this conference of practitioners on inspections reform and to share our experience. Tajikistan has undertaken significant reforms in state inspections over the past few years and achieved a reduction in the burden for business. But we still have much to learn from other countries and welcome the opportunity to discuss risk-based inspections with experts from Europe.”  

The conference was organized as part of the IFC Business Enabling Environment Project, which is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

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