RSS 29 april 2016

It makes sense to prevent crises from happening in monotowns than dealing with consequences when it is too late

“Integrated development of monotowns must include financing the infrastructure, building industrial parks, promoting investment activities, creating jobs,” the Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center Sergey Aristov is quoted as saying by REGNUM news agency.  “At the same time, it makes more sense to prevent crises from happening in monotowns than dealing with consequences when it is too late,” the expert points out. It should be reminded that the Russian Civic Chamber is preparing recommendations for the development of monotowns and remote territories, which are to be submitted to the governments of Russian regions that have monotowns. REGNUM news agency reports that 59 monotowns in Russia are facing economic crisis (25 of them have steel works while 11 are dependent on paper and pulp factories), while 67 monotowns are looking at possible deterioration in the situation (30 of them have steel companies). In 101 monotowns the situation is stable.

  • 28 april 2016
    Education Policy Must Respond to Changing Conditions
    “Key trends in the state policy on general education found in the current regulations and a number of strategic documents are primarily to do with ensuring availability, improving quality and creating a common educational space,” said the Analytical Center's expert Inna Karakchieva, speaking at an expert seminar on the methods for assessing the state and effectiveness of education systems in Russian regions. “Being sensitive to socio-economic instability, the state education policy is transforming based on these goals, available resources and changing public demand.”
  • 28 april 2016
    Experts Note Rising Demand for the Quality of Open Data
    How is the open data publishing rating for government authorities compiled? What is the right way to publish open data? What is the second Russian National Open Data Contest going to be like? Answers to these and other questions were given during an open data training seminar at the Analytical Center.
  • 27 april 2016
    Russia is Developing Transport Infrastructure in BSEC
    Seeing that the conditions for the implementation of BSEC transport projects are not particularly favorable, the efforts have been localized to a number of specific countries, even though some progress has been made with regards to creating some sections of the Black Sea Ring,” said the Analytical Center's expert Alexander Semenikhin, presenting the Development of Russian Transport in the Azov and Black Sea report at the international investment forum held as part of Russia’s chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
  • 27 april 2016
    Fuel and Energy Facilities Need Improved Information Security
    “There are a lot of lessons that the Chernobyl incident taught us but chief among them, I believe, is that the operators were confident that the reactor would never blow up and that was why they allowed for that chain of errors and coincidences to happen. It was not just carelessness as had been the case on the Titanic, it was firm belief that the equipment they were working with was perfect,” said the Analytical Center's expert Evgeny Gasho at an international security conference held at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. “But the problem is that even the best equipment is never perfect and that is a fact that has to be appreciated in order to always be alert and ready to take action when time is running out.”
  • 27 april 2016
    Webinar “Open Data” On-Line Streaming
  • 26 april 2016
    E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation will be refined in the near future
    The Analytical Center has held series of expert discussions on key aspects of the E-Government 2020 System-Level Project for the Russian Federation. 8 events were held from March 31 through April 25, where representatives of federal and regional executive authorities and the expert community put forward their proposals for how to revise the document.
  • 22 april 2016
    The Project Manager Professional Standard to Be Adopted This Year
    “Our goal is to popularize project management as much as possible and to share project management competencies with as many people as possible,” said the Head of the Analytical Center Konstantin Noskov at a meeting of the Expert Council of the Center for Assessment and Development of Project Management that was held before a discussion of the Project Manager professional standard.
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