On 15-16 October the international conference Public Service Innovation and the Delivery of Effective Public Services was held in Budapest, organised by the National University of Public Service (Hungary) and the University of Edinburgh (UK). Participants includes leading scholars in the introduction of innovation into public management, such as Stephen Osborne and R. Carmen.
On 19-20 October, St Petersburg hosts XIV All-Russian Forum "Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia: The Space for Choice and Choice of Space"
For over ten years the All-Russian Forum “Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia: The Space for Choice and Choice of Space” has been a popular platform for discussing planning and strategy issues pertaining to development of Russia's regions and cities. Andrey Klimenko, Director of the Institute for Public and Municipal Management of the NRU HSE spoke at two roundtable discussions during the forum, devoted to elaboration of the Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of the Russian Federation up to 2030 and implementation of the Law “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation”.
ONF experts discuss with regional media how journalists can counter financial pressure from local authorities
Experts from the ONF Centre for Legal Support of Journalists held a webinar, in which more than one hundred representatives of the regional and municipal media took part. Questions were addressed on legislative regulation of participation in bidding related to information coverage of the activity of authorities and real-life examples were used to explain how to counter the attempts of officials to use financial levers to apply pressure on the media. The experts noted that consideration of such complains would become one of the key areas of activity for the Centre.
The Russian Government Analytical Centre has completed a hackathon of the Open Data Portal of the Russian Federation, Data.gov.ru Hackathon #2. Students from the Higher School of Economics won prize in a number of nominations.
Yaroslavl Region will see the introduction of a technique to enhance the performance of administrations
For two years, experts from the Institute of Public and Municipal Management, NRU HSE and the Regional Development Department of Yaroslavl Region have been working on enhancing the performance of municipal administrations. Intermediate results were considered on 25 September at a meeting with heads of local authorities, hosted by Deputy Governor Yuri Boiko.
In line with tradition, the Department for Local Administration held the latest field summer school, which on this occasion was devoted to studying specific forms of public economic activity in the towns of Dubna, Kimry, Konakovo and Taldom. The subjects of the study were the phenomena of “garage economy” and “distributed manufacturing”.
On 7 October, staff from the Institute of Public Administration and Municipal Management (A. Klimenko, N. Klishch and I. Stepanov) and from the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (M. Goland) took part in the workshop “Strategic Directions in Socio-economic Development of Lipetsk Region. New Approaches and Mechanisms to Determine Points of Economic Growth”.
According to research by the Higher School of Economics, by 2020 regional budgets will save more than RUB 33 billion on transport costs. This is provided that the regions fully implement the Government directive that obligates the transfer of up to 50% of municipal transport in major cities to gas engine fuel by 2020.
Director of the Centre for Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Institute for Public Administration and Municipal Management of NRU Higher School of Economics Daniil Tsygankov held a meeting with Irkutsk Regional Authorised Representative for Entrepreneurial Rights Protection Alexei Moskalenko and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of Irkutsk Region.
In October – December 2014 experts from the Centre for Analysis of the Performance of Executive Authorities, as part of the Programme of the Applied Research Development Fund of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics conducted Russia's first monitoring of the transparency of federal executive authorities.
A summary of the results and recommendations on introducing transparency principles and mechanisms were presented in a public report, entitled “Five Steps to Transparency”, prepared for the 16th April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (7–10 April 2015, Moscow).