State Programs Need to be Coordinated with Strategic and Budget Planning documents

24 october 2017

"The Analytical Center is going to hold several sessions as part of the 16th Russian National Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia forum to discuss development institutions and resources, the introduction of innovative management methods in the public sectors and the problems of project management," said Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, speaking at the plenary meeting of the forum.

Special attention will be paid to the coordination of state programs with strategic and budget planning documents. "Currently we're trying to coordinate these documents at the federal and regional levels," Mr. Pryadilnikov said. The expert also noted that the challenge of weak public administration is regarded as one of the key issues that must be addressed when preparing a new development strategy for Russia.

On the first day of the forum the Analytical Center in conjunction with the government of the Leningrad Region, the Center for Strategic Developments and the Leontiev Center Consortium-AV Group held a Strategy Session Effective State Governance Model: from Strategy to Tactics.

The event was moderated by Pavel Shestopalov, Advisor to the Head of the Analytical Center. "In 2016 three interacting governance perimeters were identified, without which a public governance system is impossible. These are the strategic, project and process management perimeters," the expert said."Today we're going to talk about the changes that need to happen in the strategic and project management perimeters as well as about how to optimize work in general."

Participants in the discussion noted that the regions had gained a lot of experience in identifying strategic development priorities and long term planning documents. At the same time ineffective implementation of the priorities that are chosen has to do with the weaknesses of the existing public administration system: low flexibility of human resources, lack of linkages between strategic and budget planning, insufficient incentives for new management approaches, inefficiencies in interdepartmental interactions and Inadequate motivation systems.

Having broken up into focus groups the experts and representatives of executive authorities presented their vision for an ideal public administration model aimed at implementing strategic priorities.

The participants also developed a set of specific steps that federal and regional executive authorities must take to improve the efficiency of public administration.