The PPP in Russia - 2014 conference, organised by The Moscow Times English-language business newspaper was devoted to problems of statutory legal regulation and the distribution of best practices in the investment cooperation of the state and business in Russia and other countries in this field. Representatives from the Russian expert community were joined at the conference by more than 100 regional Russian and international guests from various sectors of the economy, along with international organisations, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its PPP Business Advisory Board and the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The session that opened the conference, "Topical Issues of PPP Development", was moderated by IPAMM Deputy Director Vladimir KOROLEV.
The Expert Committee of the Ulyanovsk Region has given a high rating to the strategy for the region's social and economic development to 2030, elaborated by the Centre for Regional Programmes of the Institute for Public and Municipal Management. The specialists proceeded to put forward a number of suggestions and corrections to the document.
This was a matter of discussion at a meeting dedicated to updating the region's Social and Economic Development Strategy, which was held on 29 October under the chairmanship of the region's Governor Sergey Morozov. The head of the region expressed his gratitude to all the experts who had played a part in the discussion of the Strategy.
Thirteenth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the CIS on Scientific, Technical and Innovative Cooperation
On 29 - 30 September the Executive Committee held the Thirteenth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the CIS on Scientific, Technical and Innovative Cooperation in Minsk.
The focus of attention at the meeting was implementation of the Intergovernmental Programme for Innovative Cooperation of CIS Member States until 2020. NRU HSE, the chief developer of the Programme, was represented by Vladimir Korolev, Deputy Director of IPAMM NRU HSE.
About one thousand public and municipal servants from the Crimea and Sevastopol will attend training at HSE under the programme for advanced qualification in public procurement. One of the key aspects of the training will be countering corruption.
On 1 August NRU HSE discussed the results of public control of public procurement. Public organisations are striving with ever greater energy to control issues of public procurement, but the lack of prescribed rules for inspections hinders the development of this initiative. This was the conclusion reached by experts from the Regional Programmes Centre at IPAMM NRU HSE, who, at the meeting of experts at NRU HSE on 1 August, presented the results of monitoring public control in public procurement, the presentation of which was organised as part of preparations for the national report "On the procurement practice in 2014".
Work begins in Yaroslavl Region to elaborate standard timeframes for the performance of regular operations in local authorities
A meeting of heads of municipal authorities of the Yaroslavl Region has discussed current results of research into works performance standards in local authorities, conducted with the involvement of NRU HSE. The meeting also summarised the performance efficiency assessment of local authorities for 2013.
IPAMM Director Andrey Klimenko presented a speech at the meeting of the Economic Council at the offices of the Governor or St Petersburg, held at the Smolny on 9 July. The meeting was dedicated to a discussion of economic policy steps, called upon to ensure the achievement of goals of the recently approved Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of St Petersburg up to 2030.
Development prospects for electronic services discussed at the Voronezh ICT and Digital Technologies Forum
On 29 and 30 May 2014 the 4th Voronezh ICT and Digital Technologies Forum was held, bringing together 750 delegates from 31 constituent entities, including representatives from the business community, public structures, public associations and the scientific and education community.
Experts from the IT Consulting Centre of IPAMM NRU HSE took part in the round table discussion Organising the Provision of Public and Municipal Services.
The Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union, executed on 29 May in Astana, stipulates in particular the duty of the Eurasian Economic Union to perform regulatory impact assessment (RIA) of draft resolutions, which may impact upon conditions for doing business. Commentary by Daniil Tsygankov, Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre at the Higher School of Economics and member of the business consultative committee under the Collegial Panel of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
On 22 May, as part of the VII Astana Economic Forum, a meeting was held of the Intergovernmental Council of the CIS on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation. Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Administration and Municipal Management Vladimir KOROLEV reported to the meeting on results of an expert review of the presented version of the document, performed by HSE specialists.