Results of the international APPAM conference Improving the Effectiveness of Public Services, held 28-29 June at the Higher School of Economics
First Vice-rector of the HSE Lev Yakobsen, Professor Douglas Besharov of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Alexei Germanovich, Public Projects Director at Moscow’s Skolkovo School of Management, Russian Deputy Minister for Communications and Mass Media Ilya Massukh and other forum organisers and founders all welcomed participants to the opening of the conference. In his report at the first plenary session, HSE’s Vice-rector Andrei Klimenko spoke about the development of public administration in Russia and summarised the key aspects of the process. The speech of the Dean of the HSE Faculty of Public Administration Alexei Barabashev during the conference’s second day was dedicated to the history of public service reform in modern-day Russia and elaboration of a new system for assessing the effectiveness of public servants.
Presentation of the CIS Interstate Programme of Innovation Cooperation for the period until 2020 at the forum of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies, EU
From 15 to 17 June, Athens was the host of the international theoretical and practical conference – Innovation in the Wider Black Sea Region: Organisation and Principal Lines of Innovative Activity. During the event the CIS Interstate Programme of Innovation Cooperation for the period until 2020 was officially presented.
In theory, the requirement for officials to publish declarations of their income and assets is a good way to keep bureaucrats in check. In practice, this turns out as a mere publicity stunt with questionable informative value.
Alexei Kononov, head of the public service management department of IPAMM at the Higher School of Economics, answers questions from the Expert journal.
Business people want to evaluate decisions of the authorities before they are taken. Daniil Tsygankov, director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre at the Higher School of Economics, is certain that the concept of 'smart regulation', which has appeared in the EU strategy, is also applicable in Russia.