A workable system can be defined as one where all elements of society are able to define, describe and trust the process and its outcome.  Society actors can thus judge the system based on transparency, participation ability, predictability and robustness. These attributes are important for society actors’ decision making processes.

For example, if developers (be it public or private sector) face a predictable regulatory system, they can attach a value on outcome and the respective probabilities of success into their decision making process. If developers cannot attach such probabilities in a specific jurisdiction,  the likelihood increases that they will not make investments in such jurisdiction.

The potential impact of uncertainty on the public sector will be of relevance to many developing countries who have already invested in developing products of their own (See Atanassov et al.  2003). Uncertainty is connected directly with rules and standards for implementation and decision making.

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