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Leading IHAF experts to teach application of Halal standards for the first time in Russia

The national accreditation institute Rosaccreditation, in collaboration with and supporting the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, has prepared the special further training programme Challenges Facing Development of the Halal Export Industry in Russia: Terminology, Requirements, Standards. Assessment of Compliance with Halal Standards, which will be launched on 25 February 2019. IHAF Secretary-General Mohammed Badri (UAE), Advisor to the IHAF Secretary-General Farah Alzaruni (UAE) and Belgi Aseklar (Turkey) will give lectures as part of the project. Representatives of Russian companies will be given the opportunity as part of this special programme to undergo training in the challenges facing development of the world Halal industry.

Illustration for news: Public regulation of business in Russia: seaports

Public regulation of business in Russia: seaports

On 13 February a meeting was held between the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at NRU HSE and Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg as part of preparations for and implementation of a roundtable discussion at NRU HSE dedicated to state regulation of strategic sectors of the Russian economy.

Illustration for news: Experts from the Centre for Analysis of the Performance of Executive Authorities at IPAG NRU HSE draw up Development Concept for Halal Farming and Food Product Exports

Experts from the Centre for Analysis of the Performance of Executive Authorities at IPAG NRU HSE draw up Development Concept for Halal Farming and Food Product Exports

At the end of 2018, the Institute for Public Administration and Governance at NRU HSE drew up a Development Concept for Halal Farming and Food Product Exports.  The work was performed for the Russian Federation Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry approved the key provisions of the Concept in January 2019.

First PhD in Public and Municipal Governance in Russia

On 26 December, NRU HSE hosted the defence of a dissertation for the award of an HSE PhD in Public and Municipal Governance. The first PhD in this new specialist field was awarded to Alexander Larionov, Junior Research Associate at the HSE Institute for Public Administration and Governance.

Don’t Believe the Regulators, or Show Us Your Evidence!

Over the course of recent years, Associate Professor Daniil Tsygankov from the HSE Institute of Public Administration and Governance has been studying approaches to evidence-based business regulation. Today he will be sharing his experience, gained from conferences, workshops and practical work in this area.

Excessive State Control in the Fishing Industry

State control measures governing fish production in Russia are excessive: they hinder effective delivery of produce to ports, render the registration of freight consignments more difficult and complicate vessel operation. These are the findings of analysts from the Higher School of Economics (HSE). Total losses in the sector from shortcomings in regulation might reach RUB 17 billion a year and yet control measures continue to tighten.

Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre at IPAG NRU HSE Daniil Tsygankov addresses an RZD-Partner business breakfast

The business breakfast was titled “The impact of regulatory assessment on business and the possibility of effective collaboration with natural monopolies and regulatory authorities”.
Representatives of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Russian Railways, leading Russian companies from the industry, analysts, experts, operators and logisticians came together around one table, 
where they exchanged opinions on the dangers of artificial intervention of regulatory authorities in a competitive market and regulatory changes that have a negative impact on doing business, including in the transport sector. They also recommended intelligent approaches to prepare for antimonopoly proceedings and how to win cases in court by appraising methodology and typical errors made.

Illustration for news: Preservation and utilisation of the historical centre of metropolises

Preservation and utilisation of the historical centre of metropolises

Specialists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the Shanghai Urban Planning and Land Management Department exchanged experience on the preservation and efficient utilisation of the historical heritage of Moscow and Shanghai.

Joint regulatory policy report by the Centre for Strategic Research and NRU HSE released in English

On 15 November 2018, an abridged, English-language version of a joint CSR and HSE report was published, titled “Regulatory Policy in Russia: Main Trends and Architecture of the Future”. The last report of this kind and this magnitude was prepared by the OECD back in November 2005.

Higher School of Economics experts study the impact of state regulation in the fishing industry

Alongside fiscal and monetary policies, regulatory policy is one of the three key tools of governance that influence economic growth. A recent report by the Centre for Strategic Development and NRU HSE, “Regulatory Policy in Russia: key trends and the architecture of the future” points to the need for measures to reinforce evidence-based regulation, transparency in discussions an expansion of the RIA procedure on the full cycle of Russian rule-making assessment. Examples of over-regulation in a number of sectors have also been considered.