How do state inspections of businesses work?


To figure it out and draw attention to state inspections, developed a project “Under Supervision”. As part of this project, they analyzed the open data of the Inspection Portal, containing    information on scheduled and unscheduled inspections, conducted by state regulatory authorities, and their results. 

Why is this important?

 More than 6 million people have used the Inspection Portal since 2017. The portal has already registered 886 regulatory agencies and contains information on more than 700,000 inspections conducted in 2018-2021.

Due to the increased transparency of the state regulatory sector and the digitization of documents, the number of inspections decreased by 7.5 times: 1.3 million inspections were conducted in 2013, 172 thousand inspections – in 2019.

What else can you learn?

This article contains brief tips for entrepreneurs on how to be prepared for inspections.

Moreover, it contains recommendations for regulatory authorities to improve the quality of inspection data they enter into the database of the Inspection Portal.

As a reminder, the Inspection Portal provides real-time accessible information on inspections. This web service was launched by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) together with the State Regulatory Service in 2017.

The project was developed by with the support of the USAID/UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) project.