Policy Context and Legal Framework
Launched in 2006 with 333 measures and an yearly rate of implementation superior to 80%, this simplification programme is marked - with the government involvement and a network of agents for simplification at the ministerial level (Simplex Network) – by a participative approach, that relies on: active intervention dynamics by the services and workers, identifying constraints and proposing sectoral and inter-sectoral simplification measures; by the analysis of suggestions sent by the citizens and enterprises; by the definition of goals and deadlines for the execution of the proposed measures; and by the evaluation of their impacts.
The first edition of the programme was framed, above all, by preoccupations of internal pedagogy and flexibility of the methodologies adopted. In the following years, the construction process and presentation of simplification proposals was progressively perfected with the transmission to the services of more and more precise orientation, directed to a greater normalization and correct formalization of the simplification measures.
In strait collaboration with the Simplex Network members, AMA validates the proposals presented, framing them as for their feasibility inside the time spectrum defined for each edition of the programme, and produces the final version of a document that, after approved by the Council of Ministers, is publicised on the Simplex website. It is, also, the paper of this entity to monitor and evaluate the programme, through a monthly control of it’s execution and by measuring the results, which are in turn submitted for public scrutiny and independent external audit, both national and international.