Bilateral Consulting

Early in the evolution of the IRDP, a substantial number of technical documents were generated and formed the bases for many of the training courses offered to IRDP members. As time progressed and a core group of training courses was developed, it was recognized that resources could be applied to bi-lateral consultingt. This shifting of resources was intended to better serve the needs of the program and effectively utilize the talents of staff supporting IRDP activities. Experience to date with providing bi-lateral consultation has clearly demonstrated its effectiveness as evidenced by improved understanding of various regulatory responsibilities and issues by partner countries. Particular examples are indicated below.

Regulatory Development Stategy

Strategy for creating and implementing a regulatory oversight program
Guidance on schedule and resource requirements
Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

Staffing and Training
Staff Qualification Program
Technical Support

Regulatory Program: In-Country Requirements & Guidance

Technical requirements and guidance for siting, design, operation, and decommissioning
Guidance: form and content of application, technical review and inspections guidance, and licensing process guides

IAEA Guidance

Support to IAEA program for “newcomer” countries