BAGS - ENFORCEMENT
While some regulations have long been established, many lack implementation/enforcement, Bangladesh and Philippines are two of countless examples of this. Many governments, even though there are mandates for their oversight, don’t have the capacity to do so, dissipate over time, or priorities shift with political turnover. Help publicize information about implementation of the initiative and reach out to help affected people and businesses with the transition.
Enforcement tools include the following and should be clearly written into the regulation:
- Letters to businesses letting them know when the law is in effect and what the penalties are for not complying.
- Regular inspections, with a warning notice for non-compliance upon first violation and a citation for subsequent violations – or as outlined in the regulation itself.
- Phone numbers for consumers to call and report policy violations, and letters they can send to businesses themselves (CAW)