ADB contracted Mekong Economics Ltd. to deliver a detailed review and evaluation of the regulation making process in Laos. For this component, the consultant reviewed the level of regulatory impact analysis carried out by the regulator(s) during the regulation-making process; researched relevant cost-benefit analysis carried out by the regulator(s); and reviewed the processes of public consultation and information dissemination. The consultant also provided a comparison of procedures in Lao PDR with international best practice.