The tourism industry has been recognized as one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy due to the introduction of restrictive measures to counter the spread of the pandemic. Thus, experts estimated that the income of domestic hoteliers would fall 2.7 times by the end of 2020. But the pandemic also provides opportunities for Russia’s domestic tourism market, according to a recent report by HSE University experts. The researchers estimate that the market could potentially generate up to 1.5 trillion rubles.
Public officials will inevitably overstate the benefits of regulation while private business will exaggerate the costs. Therefore, reformers need to agree on a system for gauging the consequences of either revoking or preserving current rules.
Expert opinion - Daniil Tsygankov to RBC.
We’ve caused a stir in Pskov Region, says HSE expert on elaboration of a socio-economic development strategy
The strategic session Socio-economic development prospects for Pskov Region up to 2035 has begun in Pskov. The Higher School of Economics is a key strategic partner in elaboration of the socio-economic development strategy for Pskov Region. Konstantin Golovshchinsky, Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Administration and Governance, NRU HSE believes that, as part of the session, its participants will work in groups to fill certain initiative matrices and then present them. They will work together to analyse the external environment of the Pskov Region and internal factors, determining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Property registration procedure in the Russian Federation: which aspects of leading-edge foreign experience in registering immovable property rights can be used in Russia?
A project has been completed at IPAG NRU HSE to perform the following research: Analysis of the system for cadastral information and registration of title in the Russian Federation and proposals for its improvement, including using analysis of international best practice. Following analysis of the system for state registration of title and cadastre in the Russian Federation and international best practice, proposals have been drawn up for improving legal regulation to enhance Russia's standing in the Doing Business rating under Property Registration.
Regulatory policy, alongside monetary and budgetary policy, is a key driver of economic growth. Intelligent use of this public governance tool could increase GDP by up to 1.5 to 2.5% a year and also enhance the employment rate, labour productivity, entrepreneurial and innovative activity. This is the conclusion of the authors of the report, titled “Regulatory policy in Russia: key trends and the architecture of the future”, prepared by the Centre for Strategic Development and the Higher School of Economics.
The objective of the report is not only to set out the key problems facing the regulatory environment, but also to draw up proposals for its improvement over the course of 2018–2024. Recommendations for publishing have been compiled allowing for the latest scientific developments and in accordance with best international practices.