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Is Russia ready for digital economy?

"The importance and relevance of digital economy in the world is doubtless. It is therefore important for Russia to understand what measures are required for the development of digital economy," the first deputy head of the Analytical Center, Vladislav Onishchenko said during opening the round-table "Is Russia ready for the digital economy?"

During the event, the experts provided interim results of the study "Russia's Current Readiness for Digital Economy" on the basis of draft methodology for such assessment.

According to the Co-ordinator of the World Bank programs, Alla Morrison, it is necessary to assess the readiness for digital economy for several reasons: regarding the rapid development of new generation of transformational digital technologies, various reports and tools for certain sectors, different stages of digital economy maturity in countries. "The methodology is aimed at helping countries to understand the perspectives of their current readiness for digital changes by covering a wide range of areas related to digital economy and its bases," the expert reported. "Apart others, new areas requiring special attention by governments are being examined, for example: data analytics, robotics, and cloud technologies."

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Global and Russian Energy Outlook 2016