Our Services

The Regulatory Institute is a not-for-profit organisation, assisting the improvement of regulation in different jurisdictions. The Regulatory Institute collects methodological knowledge through comprehensive research of regulatory techniques used in different sectors and by different jurisdictions all over the world.

Our vision is that law-makers develop regulations using good law-making methodology, such as the Handbook “How to regulate?”, and regulatory techniques, so that regulations benefit us all.

The Regulatory Institute works towards this vision by offering the following services:

  • Researching regulatory techniques used in different sectors and by different jurisdictions around the world;
  • Developing and collecting methodological knowledge about law-making to enrich the law-makers toolbox;
  • Training for law-makers and those interested in regulation; and
  • Advocacy and promotion of good law-making methodology, such as the Handbook “How to regulate?”, and regulatory techniques at local, regional and federal levels of government.

Still in its start-up phase, the Regulatory Institute currently provides only two services to parliaments and administrations: identifying possibilities for improvement on draft regulation and training on how to regulate. The Regulatory Institute has contributed to regulations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. With its second place of operation, Lisbon, its activities were extended to Portuguese and Spanish speaking jurisdictions in South and Central America in 2018.

If you are interested in these services or want to chat about other regulatory issues please see the Contact Us page.