At the latest meeting of the Expert Group for monitoring the introduction of a Performance Standard for executive authorities of Russian Federation constituent entities, to ensure a favourable investment climate, an Investment Strategy for Development of Vladimir Region was approved, which was drawn up with the direct involvement of experts from the Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE.
From 15 May 2014 the Association of Programme and Policy Evaluation Specialists has begun its activity. The Management Board of the Association now includes Daniil Tsygankov, Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre, and Alexander Sungurov, Head of the Applied Political Studies Department at NRU HSE (St Petersburg).
On 13 May the RUIE Committee Committee on Optimization of Control and Monitoring and Removing Administrative Barriers held a round table on "Assistance in optimising state control (supervision) in economics".
Second workshop held on regulatory impact assessment for administrations of the Central Office of the Federal Tax Service of Russia
The Federal Tax Service of Russia, following the initiative of the department’s social council and the Russia Union of Taxpayers, has held an in-depth workshop on regulatory impact assessment for administrations of the Central Office of the Federal Tax Service of Russia. Speakers included Alexander Borisov, Chief Executive of the Moscow-based International Business Association, Artem Kiryanov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Russian Union of Taxpayers, Denis Tsygankov, Director of the Centre for Regulatory Impact Assessment of IPAMM NRU HSE and others.
On 21 April a workshop was held of the study group "Performance Management 2.0" as part of the project titled "The life cycle and quality of performance management systems in government authorities". The report "The side effects of measuring performance: a review of literature" was presented by Alina Zakharova, a 3rd-year student of the Faculty of Public and Municipal Managemen.
The wrong public servants or the wrong indicators: assessment of the quality of the performance efficiency system of local authorities, conducted by specialists of local administrations
On 14 April a workshop was held of the study group "Performance Management 2.0" as part of the project titled "The life cycle and quality of performance management systems in government authorities". The report "The wrong public servants or the wrong indicators: assessment of the quality of the performance efficiency system of local authorities, conducted by specialists of local administrations" was presented by Vladimir Eliseenko, assistant rector and deputy head of the department for theoretical and practical public management of the Public and Municipal Management Faculty.
From 10 to 11 April, Pyatigorsk hosted an Inter-regional Conference for customers in the North Caucasus Federal District, dedicated to the subject: "The Contract System in Procurement." The event was held with the support of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Stavropol Krai and the public organisation the Contractual Relations Forum.
The conference participants included representatives for the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, the Centre for Regional Programmes of IPAMM NRU HSE, the Unified Electronic Trading Platform, the public organisation the Contractual Relations Forum and customers from the North Caucasus Federal District.
On 31 March, RIA Novosti hosted a round table discussion on the theme: "New standards for training public servants", devoted to the introduction of modern HR operating methods. "How will training standards for public servants change? Will educational standards alter linked with the Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation?" - responses were given to these and other issues at the press centre of RIA Novosti by invited specialists from the Russian Federal Migration Service, the Russian Federal Service for Labour and Employment, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and leading institutions of higher education.
The Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE was represented at the round table discussion by Ilya Akishin, head of the division for the organisational and HR audit of public authorities.
More than one half, 55%, of Russians believe that social control is an effective means of combating corruption. This is the result of a survey run by the Higher School of Economics (the Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE) and the Superjob.ru portal, under the auspices of the Open Government. At the same time, 59% of Russian would be happy to participate personally in monitoring government orders and almost one third of them (27%) would be prepared to work as volunteers in public organisations.
On 1-4 April Moscow hosts the XV April International Scientific Conference, related to development of the economy and society, held by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics with involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The programme of the plenary meetings of the conference includes reports by senior figures in the Russian Federation Government and Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and directors of major Russian and foreign companies.