More than 40% of Russian citizens consider changing their place of residence due to environmental problems. This was a statistic cited by Lyaila Sinyatullina, Head of the Department of Advanced Studies at HSE University’s Institute for Public Administration and Governance, at a roundtable dedicated to an environmental information bill that will be reviewed by the Russian State Duma.
The Institute for Public Administration and Governance, NRU HSE and the Higher School of Public and Municipal Governance of the Kazan Federal University have held the first series of workshops in Kazan on implementation of reform of control and oversight practices. The idea of launching a training programme for regional and municipal operatives arose following a meeting of the NRU HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Tatarstan President RustamMinnikhanov this spring.
Thanks to a Faculty of Social Sciences grant, Olga Minchenko has completed training at a summer school for programme and policy assessment in Paris.
Higher School of Economics experts to analyse regulatory costs in the Russian fishing industry for the regulatory guillotine mechanism
On 11 July 2019, at the III Global Fishery Forum in Saint-Petersburg, NRU HSE and the All-Russian Association of Fish Breeders, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE) announced the continuation of their collaboration to study the regulatory framework in the fishing industry. The new research is associated with the recent initiative of the Russian Government to alter the image of control and oversight in Russia using the regulatory guillotine mechanism.
According to the calculation of HSE specialists, the share of uncompetitive state procurement contracts stood at more than 63.7% in the first half of 2019. The Russian Finance Ministry asserts that the number of such procurement arrangements is falling, but HSE has included initially competitive but unsuccessful tenders in its calculation.
Staff from the Public Administration and Governance Department shared the results of their research with MPA students from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).
According to the presentation of a draft reform, prepared for the Government by the Ministry for Economic Development, it will be possible to register marriages, submit police statements and file court cases at multifunctional centres. It is being generally planned to pass to multifunctional centres all the powers of public authorities when it comes to interacting with the public and businesses. The reform assumes that reception areas in public institutions will be completely removed and the special institution of an authorised agent for applicants’ rights will be formed under the auspices of the multifunctional centres. Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Administration and Governance at NRU HSE Konstantin Golovshchinskiy is confident that, with the handover of the receipt and handling of such matters to the multifunctional centres, the authorities will have to approach their work with the general public in a more responsible manner. See the Izvestiya article for details and expert opinion.
In September 2019, the School of Political Science and the School of Public Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences will merge into the School of Politics and Governance. The opening of the newly unified school will bring big changes to the structure and contents of educational programmes.
Andrei Melville, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, spoke with the HSE News Service about the merger of two schools and the outlook for political science at HSE University.
The Centre, headed by Alexey Konov, will be engaged in research and analytical and consulting activities in the field of anti-corruption, as well as in programmes of continuing education intended for state and municipal employees in particular.