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RSS 19 january 2017

Automation to Assist Reform of Supervision and Oversight Delivery

As part of the seminar on the sharing the best practices on how to improve the supervision and oversight function at the Analytical Center a session was held on the use of digitalization of technologies for supervision and oversight delivery.

"The priority project to reform the supervision and oversight function there is a big section on automation. The idea is that automation should help achieve such goals as increasing transparency, applying the practice of declarations, improving the quality of administration, reducing damages and the administrative burden," Oleg Kachanov , Director of Department for IT projects of the Ministry for Communications of Russia, said in his presentation. "We have concluded that we do not need to develop new systems as part of the priority project, it will be enough to utilize the existing system providing we define specific roles more clearly and expand and refine certain units."

  • 18 january 2017
    Supervision and Oversight Delivery Reform to Become Purely Practical Task in Next 1.5-2 Years
    Reforming the state supervision system has become a key focus area for the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects. For 2 days the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation is holding a seminar titled "Sharing Best Practices in How to Improve Supervision and Oversight", with the participation of the representatives of supervision and oversight authorities, the Supervision and Expert Directorates for the Russian President, the Russian Federation Prosecutor General's Office, scientific, research and public organizations. Representatives of state authorities are going to discuss the implementation of supervision and oversight and share their relevant experience in various areas. The experts will be focusing on practice issues having to do with supervision and oversight, such as the introduction of the risk-oriented approach, updating mandatory requirements, digitizing supervision and oversight, working with human resources, countering corruption and others.
  • 17 january 2017
    Project-based Approach Means Professional Competencies of Government Officials Have to Meet New Requirements
    It is not enough to simply acknowledge the need to introduce project management, it is necessary to understand that the new requirements for efficiency create new requirements for the professional competencies and corporate culture of government officials. It was the introduction of the project based approach in state governance organizations that was discussed by the Gaidar Forum participants during a session titled "Project Management in Public Sector: New Requirements for Qualifications of Government Officials," including Ilya Vinokurov, Head of the Department for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center.
  • 13 january 2017
    Urals Deliverable Futures to Be New Benchmark?
    In order to create an independent national price indicator for export oil, Russia started trading Urals deliverable futures on November 29, 2016. As the positions of key oil benchmarks have weakened, the Russian futures holds a lot of promise but more serious work is needed to evolve it into a true Russian oil benchmark, the Analytical Center experts note in their new energy bulletin "Is a Urals deliverable futures a new benchmark?"
  • 12 january 2017
    Opinion of Scientific Community to Be Taken into Account when Digital Economy Program Is Developed
    In his address to the Federal Assembly in December, 2016 the Russian president noted the vast potential for the development of the domestic IT industry and pointed out that the country needed to develop a digital economy focused on improving efficiencies in all sectors through better utilization of information technologies.
  • 12 january 2017
    Experts Have Analyzed Problems of Private Sector in Preschool Education in Regions
    The development of private social services aims to improve the quality and accessibility of social services available to the general public. However, the success of privatizing the provision of social services at the regional level depends to a large extent on the level of the socio-economic development in each specific Russian region and the general prosperity of its population. In the new bulletin on the development of competition the Analytical Center experts consider these issues taking preschool education services as an example.
  • 11 january 2017
    Russia's Exports Revenue Is Beginning to Grow Along with Global Oil Prices
    The growth in global trade has slowed down significantly in recent years, with one of the reasons being the falling trade of a number of leading exporters, such as China. Against this backdrop, Russia dealt a serious blow due to the global oil prices significant decrease. As far as energy traditionally makes up the bulk of Russia's exports, the export revenue shrank precariously despite the sustainable growth of its physical volume. At the same time, Russian industrial exports saw few gains despite the drastic depreciation of the ruble, taking into consideration that Russian industrial goods can hardly compete in the global markets. Those are the observations Analytical Center experts make in their bulletin on the current trends in the Russian economy titled “Foreign Trade: a Road to Recovery.”
  • 10 january 2017
    Oil Deliveries Will Depend on Trends in Global Demand
    The general interest among oil exporters in increasing their revenue drove the OPEC and a number of oil exporters that are not members of the OPEC to agree oil production quotas in late 2016, but all parties to the agreement will have to adhere religiously to the obligations they assumed under it even as competition in the market intensifies, the Analytical Center experts note in a new bulletin on the current trends in the global economy titled 'Taking the Pulse: the OPEC and Russia to reduce oil production. In focus: Purchasing Power Parity.'
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