The Centre for Strategic Developments is proposing a decisive regulatory reform, in line with the working materials of the Country Development Strategy 2018–2024, discussed at the CSD on 8 June. One of the ideas is to create an administrative tribunal of 7–9 people, which will do away with so-called “sticking points in the law”, meaning omissions in enactments, superfluous and contradictory norms. There is currently no effective means for their repeal, but such a tribunal would give impetus to deregulation in 3–4 years, the CSD believes.
An article in the Kommersant newspaper contains the opinions of Director of the NRU HSE IPAG RIA centre Daniil Tsygankov and other experts.
Public authorities appear wholly unable to introduce import substitution into software. This is the second time this year that the procurement of computers with Microsoft software for the Internal Affairs Ministry has raised questions at the Federation Council. They believe that the department turned away without just cause from similar, domestically produced software. Experts point to a loophole: Officials are currently not prevented from procuring foreign computers, the manufacturers of which install the software themselves. The opinion of leading expert from the Institute for Public Administration and Governance of NRU HSE Dmitry Kozhevnikov and other specialists can be found in newspaper article in Kommersant.
RIA Centre Director Presents Report at a Conference of the Association of Specialists in Program and Policy Evaluation in Novosibirsk
RIA Centre Director Daniil Tsyankov spoke at the 2nd annual conference of the Russian Association of Specialists in Program and Policy Evaluation "Program and Policy Evaluation in a Time of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities" in Novosibirsk.
To ensure state sovereignty of the Russian Federation by as early as 2020, networks of Russian communications operators and data centres shall consist of 85% equipment domestic manufacturers. Such is the proposal contained in the "roadmap", drawn up by the working group under the Russian presidential administration.
Leading expert from the Institute for Public Administration and Governance at NRU HSE Dmitry Kozhevnikov notes after studying the document that analysis of the current situation in the industry within this "roadmap" seems somewhat partisan, as it concentrates on foreign economic factors, while the indicators and their dynamic appear contrived.
IPAG Director Andrey Klimenko spoke at the Russian Ministry of Economic Development training workshop called “Practical Aspects of Cooperation with OECD”. The objective of the workshop was to familiarise the heads of federal executive agencies and their divisions with the work of the OECD, OECD standards and recommendations in a number of spheres of public administration and regulation, and the tasks facing the Russian Federation as a state acceding to the OECD.
A round table was held as part of the 17th April International Conference under the title of “Future Regulation”, dedicated to the problems and prospective directions of development of the state's regulatory policy. The discussion involved V.A. Zhivulin (Russian Ministry of Economic Development) E.A. Makhortov (SCA), Yu.A. Tikhomirov (Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law), A.V. Varvarin (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs), R.N. Korchagin (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), V.A. Kharchenko and V.A. Maslakov (NISSE), D.B. Tsygankov (NRU HSE), with Director A.V. Klimenko (NRU HSE) acting as moderator.
On 20 April Andrey Klimenko took part in the Russian Occupational Safety Week in Sochi as the moderator of the plenary discussion “New Online Service for the Russian Federal Service for Labour and Employment. Will the Electronic Inspector replace the inspector who visits us to conduct an inspection?”
A round table was held as part of the Russian Investment and Building Forum, entitled “Development of a Library of Standard Contracts on Engineering Survey, Design and Construction (Reconstruction) of Capital Construction Sites for State and Municipal Needs”, which was attended by representatives of government departments and national associations related to the industry, along with leading building and production companies. Director of the Legal Review and Analytics Centre at IPAG NRU HSE Veronica Dzhuzhoma spoke as an expert at the discussion.
“A lack of regulation in public procurement and a lack of consistency in application of legislative norms on the contract system make the public procurement process opaque”, is the finding of a report by the Russian Finance Ministry on the key aspects for enhancing effectiveness of budget resources in Russian constituent entities. Experts from the Regional Programmes Centre of IPAG NRU HSE have played an active role in studies, analysing the materials submitted by regional authorities on enhancing the effectiveness of public procurement and sending the corresponding section of the report to the Finance Ministry.
On 16 December Director of the RIA Centre, IPAMM NRU HSE and independent expert of the Consultative Committee for Entrepreneurship under the EEU Supervisory Panel Daniil Tsygankov addressed the round table titled “Regulatory Impact Assessment as an Integral Element of Dialogue Between Government and Business in the Eurasian Economic Commission”, held at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This event was organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Moscow International Business Association (MIBAS) and the Eurasian Economic Commission, to sum up the results of the first year's use of RIA mechanisms in the EEC.