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Guide to Cabinet's Impact Analysis Requirements

15. Improving the quality of Regulatory Impact Assessments over time

Learn from previous Quality Assurance processes and build these lessons into future policy processes and projects. Many agencies have policy quality assessment processes which provide for this cycle of learning and ongoing improvement, and these process are likely to cover both regulatory and other policy.

In addition, the Policy Project publishes a range of guidance and tools on how best to learn from previous policy quality assurance processes, including ex-post quality assessment, peer review and quality assurance panels. Also, Start Right - the Policy Project's approach for embedding quality from the outset of policy initiatives - includes mechanisms for incorporating lessons from previous policy processes into new initiatives.

For more information, see the Policy Project webpage ( or contact

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