Checchi was a prime contractor for this two-year project to improve the business climate and investment regime in the Kyrgyz Republic by reducing the high burden of regulatory requirements, with emphasis on small businesses and agribusiness enterprises. In addition to core areas of regulatory reform (business registration, licensing, inspections, standards and certifications), the scope of the project included modernization of administrative laws and procedures, capacity building in policy analysis and regulatory impact analysis skills, and development of pilot regulatory reform activities at the local level. Among other activities, Checchi assisted in preparing a database of business regulations; modernizing procedures for certifications and standards; rationalizing inspection requirements; and training officials in policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis of licensing proposals.
Checchi served as prime contractor for nine consecutive USAID IQCs for evaluation and related services. Under these IQCs, Checchi completed a wide range of studies,