MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) – The European Union and the UNDP in partnership with the Belarusian Economy Ministry have started a pilot procedure to evaluate the regulatory impact of the bill on rights of people with disabilities and their social integration. The work has been arranged as part of the project meant to support economic development in the Republic of Belarus at the local level, the UNDP press service told BelTA.
The evaluation will allow measuring how much the bill impacts business operation conditions, investment appeal and competition. It will make a contribution to the popularization of such evaluations in Belarus and will help work out proposals for the effective resolution of problems concerning the employment and social integration of people with disabilities taking into account interests of businesses of all kinds.
“The regulatory environment should enable the employment of people with disabilities and should guarantee their rights and interests in the sphere of labor. The impact of the law on business operation should not be disregarded either. In the course of the pilot evaluation procedure it is necessary to determine how much commercial entities may have to spend to observe the law. It is necessary to work out norms, which would suit companies and people with disabilities. It will increase the trust of citizens and the private sector in the legal decisions being made,” said Irina Sidorchuk, the project's expert, Deputy Director for Instructional Research of the Information Technologies Institute of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR).
The project “Support to economic development at the local level in the Republic of Belarus” is financed by the European Union and is being implemented by the United Nations Development Program in partnership with the Belarusian Economy Ministry.