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.