The Analytical Center Is Setting up New Project Management Office to Implement the Reform of Monitoring and Supervision

22 december 2016

Head of the Analytical Center Konstantin Noskov has taken part in a meeting of the General Committee of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects. Among other things, the meeting reviewed and approved the passport of the program to reform the monitoring and supervision function, which 3 goals include reducing the losses and risks for the population, achieving a significant reduction in the administrative burden on business, and improving the quality of state monitoring.

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the reform of the monitoring and supervision function was one of the biggest and most complex projects. “Essentially, we have to overhaul the ideology of the entire monitoring and supervision system in our country so that while reducing the risks for the life and health of the population we can pass on to the modern monitoring system that is based on the principles of partnership and provision of services,“ Mr. Medvedev said. “One of the key performance indicators will be business development as opposed to the number of audits. This approach closely follows the President’s message regarding the issue.”

The Government has already reviewed project proposals, goals and objectives for the reform and approved a number of basic principles. In addition, the organizations have been identified that are to make the implementation of the project their top priority. “As part of the reform a risk-oriented approach is to be introduced in order to avoid questions why some companies are audited a lot while others are not audited so often,’’ the Prime Minister explained. "Each business will be assigned its own risk level and based on that audit schedules will be drawn up. Inspectors will be focusing on businesses and properties that have been classified as of very high, high or significant risk.”

Special attention will also be paid to computerization, which should help improve the operation of the national registry of audits and develop a system of personal accounts. The idea is to make the whole system more transparent, allowing businesses to quickly access the requirements they must meet while enabling inspectors to share their findings so as to eliminate overlapping inspections and wastage of time and effort. Modern technologies must be used there, including big data algorithms and a number of others.

Mr. Medvedev stressed that a systemic overhaul of the mandatory requirements had been scheduled, saying it was a very complex task. “We have got a huge amount of requirements and there are a lot of accumulated problems that need sorting out in specific sectors or types of businesses, the rules for introducing new requirements have to be amended in many cases. At the same time, some of the existing requirements need to be scrapped if they cover the same areas that are covered by new requirements that are being introduced," said Mr. Medvedev, adding that the program has a whole section devoted exclusively to improving the monitoring function at the regional level and introducing the best regional practices. The foundation of the project is the risk-oriented approach that should allow the monitoring and supervision authorities to focus their efforts on areas where the risks for the population are really high.

“The Analytical Center is acting as a project management office for the implementation of the entire monitoring and supervision reform program,” explained Head of the Analytical Center and, at the same time, Director of the Monitoring and Supervision Reform Program Konstantin Noskov. “The program spans 12 monitoring and supervision authorities, 25 types of supervision and the activities of 4 federal executive authorities - the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection - as well as regional authorities. The Analytical Center is setting up a dedicated project management office to administer the program. At the moment the Analytical Center has already provided methodological and coordination support to the developers of project passports in specific areas. “It is an important and long-term task for the Analytical Center,” Mr. Noskov stressed. “Work on the project will continue not only in 2017 but in subsequent years as well.”

The Analytical Center is acting as a project management office for the implementation of the entire monitoring and supervision reform program. The program spans 12 monitoring and supervision authorities, 25 types of supervision, and the activities of 4 federal executive authorities - the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection - as well as regional authorities.

Konstantin Noskov

Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

The plan is that as a result of the implementation of the program there should be a significant decrease in the amount of losses such as deaths, diseases, poisonings, and injuries resulting from the monitored risks. By 2018 these are supposed to fall by 15%, by 2025 - by 50% on the 2015 level. The similar KPIs for the levels of material losses for the monitored types of risks are 10 and 30%. At the same time, the administrative burden on businesses and individuals related to state monitoring and supervision is to decrease by 20 and 50% respectively. At the same time the quality of administration of the monitoring and supervision function should improve twofold by 2025.

Based on materials from the website of the Russian Government