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
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
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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and providing advisory and risk mitigation services to businesses and governments.
Our new investments totaled $14.5 billion in fiscal 2009, helping channel
capital into developing countries during the financial crisis. For more
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