The framework of regulatory impact ass essment with a meta-synthesis

Document Type : Research Article


1 Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Public Adminisrtation , Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Public Adminisrtation, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The main purpose of this study will be to address the basic question of the components and stages of the appropriate and Comprehensive framework of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Policymaking Formulation. The research was carried out using the meta-synthesis method. The research population includes articles published in Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 journals, which were selected for final analysis after screening 39 articles. Data analysis was done using thematic analysis and Maxqda software. Analyzing the articles, 204 extracted final initial codes are classified into 26 categories and seven main themes; The main identified themes consist of the stages of applying regulatory impact assessment, and the main theme of considerations before applying regulatory impact assessment has also been identified. The results of the research show that the first stage of RIA examines the existing status qua, which includes the motivation and goal of regulation; The second stage of consultation and consensus, which includes consultation and consensus, data and information collection, data and information processing and analysis, proposed option and compliance and evaluation; The third stage is drawing conclusions and choosing the final option for implementation; The fourth stage is recommendations before implementation; The fifth stage is implementation and finally monitoring the implementation method. Since secondary studies provide a big picture of previous studies, considering this issue, the framework presented can be a basis for essential primary studies in regulatory impact assessment. At the same time, it can be used by localizing the presented framework and considering each organization's culture and values.


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