The performance and efficiency indicators should properly motivate federal executive authorities to work

17 august 2016

“Today we can look at the results of the implementation of the first stage of the pilot project to develop and introduce a system for assessing the performance and efficiency of monitoring and supervision activities approved by the Russian Federation government in its Resolution No 934-r dated May 17, 2016,” said Deputy Minister for Economic Development of Russia Savva Shipov at the expert seminar held at the Analytical Center.

The Deputy Minister noted that the main goal of the first stage of the project was to develop indicators for assessing the performance and efficiency of government activities in certain areas and to pass regulations that federal executive authorities could use in their work. The basic model that the new performance indicators were derived from and approved on the basis of has proven quite viable. The approaches that were created can be implemented. Sure there is room for improvement but on the whole the path we have decided upon seems to be the right one,” Mr. Shipov believes.

Among the most acute problems that are yet to be addressed, the government official put special emphasis on information collection. “We need to clearly understand what data go into our indicator, how it gets collected and where it comes from,” he said. - “The main job of federal executive authorities in 2017 is to create a system for collecting and recording information for each type of monitoring and supervision activities.” Mr. Shipov believes it is a difficult and extremely labor intensive job. On the whole, the Deputy Minister believes that the performance and efficiency indicators should properly motivate federal executive authorities to work. 

The head of the Department for State Regulation in the Economy of the Ministry for Economic Development of Russia Konstantin Nikitin reminded those present that work on the basic model started back in December 2015 and that the Analytical Center of the Russian Government took an active part in it. The basic model is merely a tool whose main function is to help government authorities define the goals as well as performance and efficiency indicators for monitoring and supervision activities, Mr. Nikitin explained, noting that most federal executive authorities are very much concerned about changes in their efficiency indicators. “Having completed the pilot project, we realized that the efficiency indicators should not be included in KPIs just yet because there is still a lot of disagreement about the single methodology for calculating the efficiency indicators that should be introduced as the basis for regulations,” the official believes.

Representatives of the Emergency Response Ministry, the Ministry for Agriculture, the Expert Council of the Russian government and other government organizations also put forward their proposals regarding the further implementation of the pilot project and amendments to the regulations adopted so far.