On 29 May 2013 the Federal Customs Service hosted a workshop on the application of a regulatory impact assessment mechanism.
On 17 May the Higher School of Economics held its first joint workshop – the HSE and Research and Design Institute for the General Plan of Moscow: A New Moscow in the Context of Conurbation: Priorities and Development Prospects.
Director of the RIA Centre presents a report on parliamentary RIA at a workshop session at the State Duma
Director of the RIA Centre Daniil TSYGANKOV and invited specialist from the Centre M.Y. SOROKIN presented a report Parliamentary RIA – International Practice and Prospects for Russia at the workshop The Role of Regulatory Impact Assessment and Socioeconomic Review in the Preparation of Legislative Initiatives, conducted as part of the session for heads of analytical departments of legislative (representative) and executive government agencies of Russian Federation constituent entities.
G20 countries are cutting the numbers of public servants to raise the efficiency of those that remain. In Russia, experts believe that job cuts are not the solution to the problem: for public servants to operate more effectively, government departments should apply the same laws as in business.
On 23 April, a coordination meeting of the Government of the Tula Region was held, chaired by Governor Vladimir GRUZDEV, where the draft strategy for socioeconomic development of the region until 2030 was presented. The document proposes a radical change to the development vector of the Tula Region through the formation of the Tula agglomeration, budget manoeuvring and the implementation of an active cluster policy. A group of developers from NRU HSE was invited to the meeting, headed by Vice Rector of the Higher School of Economics Andrey KLIMENKO.
On 4 April the session M-11: Regulatory Impact Assessment was held at HSE as part of the XIV International Science Conference. The session was moderated by Director of the HSE RIA Centre Daniil TSYGANKOV and involved experts, officials from the Moscow Government and representatives of business and business associations.
On 3 April, as part of the XIV NRU HSE International Science Conference on economic and social development and under the auspices of the Open Government, a round table discussion was held on Public servants: working on the basis of principles of openness. In opening the discussion, Vice Rector of NRU HSE and member of the Expert Council of the Open Government Andrey KLIMENKO remarked that openness in this instance means, primarily, an assessment of the activity of public servants on the part of the end users of their services: the civilian society.
Socioeconomic Development Strategy for the Tula Region Focuses on Improving the Quality of Life of its People
On 29 March the regional government hosted a joint meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Economic Development and Industry of the Tula Region and the Council for elaboration of the Tula Region Development Strategy. Participants in the event considered issues connected with formation of the Socioeconomic Development Strategy for the Tula Region until 2030 and also the Development Concept for industrial sectors of the region. The draft Strategy, tabled for discussion, was elaborated by the National Research University – Higher School of Economics.
Conference of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs as part of Russian Business Week 2013
On 20 March, as part of Russian Business Week, the conference Removing administrative barriers, optimising government control and combating corruption was held. Vice Rector of NRU HSE Andrey KLIMENKO acted as moderator at the conference. The first part of the conference was devoted to problems in control and supervisory activity and ways to resolve them. The second part, devoted to corruption, included a report by Sergei DUBIK (Advisor to the Russian President), Mikhail BARSHCHEVSKIY (Plenipotentiary of the President at the Constitutional, Supreme and Higher Arbitration courts of the Russian Federation), Andrey BUGROV (Vice-president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) and representatives of Russian and foreign companies.
Between 14 and 16 February the 10th economic forum was held in Krasnoyarsk, which brought together more than 3,000 people from 16 countries and 57 Russian regions. The plenary session and the work of two discussion platforms involved Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev, two deputy prime ministers of federal government, seven ministers, 12 heads of Russian regions, heads of leading companies and respected experts from Russia and abroad.
On 16 February, as part of the final day of the 10th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, a roundtable was held, entitled ‘Public Procurement: a Fresh Start’. First Vice-principal of the Higher School of Economics Alexander SHAMRIN was the moderator of the discussion platform.