The proposal for a regulation establishing the SRSP was not accompanied by an impact assessment. Instead, an ex-ante evaluation was issued together with the proposal in November 2015 (SWD (2015)750). The SRSS of the European Commission, which conducted the evaluation, analysed the issue and presented two policy options – status quo or introduction of the SRSP.
The analysis notes that administrative and institutional capacity to implement reforms varies among Member States. In particular, it identifies the need to address gaps in the implementation of the country-specific recommendations, an area that has been lagging.