Opinion of Scientific Community to Be Taken into Account when Digital Economy Program Is Developed

12 january 2017

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.

A number of federal ministries, the Expert Council of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation were tasked with developing the Digital Economy program by May 11, 2017. The program must include measures to create legal, technical, organizational and financial conditions for the development of a digital economy in Russia and its integration with the digital economies of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.

As part of the implementation of this instruction, the Analytical Center is conducting an on-line survey titled "Digital Economy on the Way to a Long Term Strategy" from January 12 through January 25.

"We invite philosophers, sociologists, political scientists, economists, computer scientists and other representatives of the scientific community to take part in our survey," says Tatiana Eferina, Head of the Department for Monitoring of the Analytical Center. "It's important to take into account the opinion of the scientific community as we come up with ways to assess the benefits of the digital economy and identify key threats that Russia may be facing as it makes transition to a digital economy."

Aggregated findings of the survey will be used as the basis for the development of the Digital Economy program. You can take part in the survey by following this link.