Policy impact assessment (PIA) is an important tool in policy making, which contributes to increasing transparency of the policy making process, and improves the quality of legal normative documents. In order to support the PIA of ministries and sectors in general and the appraisal of PIA Report in particular, the Ministry of Justice and the Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO), represented by the Embassy of the United Kingdom has compiled the Policy Impact Assessment Scrutiny Manual (Manual). On March 9, 2022, a Consultation Workshop on the Draft Manual was held in Ha Noi in hybrid form of offline and online combination, with the participation of representatives from various ministries, sectors, and policy research experts at institutions and universities.
During the Workshop, Mr. Nguyen Hung Quang, leader of the Research Team, introduced an Overview of the Manual, which focused on the contents related to the objectives and methodology of developing the Manual and assessment guide for contents in PIA Report. Also, members of the Research Team including Mr. Stephen Poole, Regulatory Reform Expert, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the UK and Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, Former Director, Department of Criminal and Administrative Laws, Ministry of Justice respectively presented on Scrutiny of PIA in the UK with international best practices and Application of the Manual in scrutiny process. Representatives of ministries, sectors and experts participating in the Workshop also raised several questions, contributed ideas and suggestions to improve the Manual.