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  • 13 december 2016
    New Forms of Government Support Being Launched for Development of Monotowns
    “Nowadays, there is much talk about cities and towns which economy is dominated by a single industry or company,” said Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, when opening the Round-Table entitled “Monotowns: shift from survival tactics to a development strategy.” “There are 319 monotowns in 61 constituent entities of Russia, where situation has remained virtually the same for many years. On November 30, the Government approved the certificate of the Integrated Development of Monotowns top-priority project, its key goal is to reduce the dependence of monotowns on the functioning of their backbone enterprises. Development programs are going to be prepared for all monotowns, including measures aimed at diversifying the economy, improving the urban environment, developing human capital. These issues are seriously addressed by the expert community, too.”
  • 12 december 2016
    Experts on the Future of the Labor Market
    Labor and society, good jobs, organization, production and management of labor - these were the topics included in the concept for the implementation of the Future of Work initiative of the International Labor Organization in the Russian Federation. “Russia cannot afford to stand idly by as the International Labor Organization implements its Future of Work initiative,” said Lubov Eltsova, the Deputy Minister for Labour and Social Protection of Russia. “By December 1, 2016 Russia ratified 74 UN conventions and work in this area continues apace.”
  • 12 december 2016
    Full Scale Global Energy Forecasts Are Close to Consensus
    8th November, 2016 saw the publication of the Russian long term energy forecast prepared by the Institute for Energy Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Analytical Center of the Government of the Russian Federation and a few days later, on November 16, 2016, another energy forecast was published by the IEA. The projections for key indicators for 2040 in the baseline scenarios found in the two forecasts are fairly close to each other, even though they are based on different assumptions. The different approaches to building up scenarios for the two forecasts allow to compare and contrast the consequences of macroeconomic and geopolitical shocks as well as of possible changes in the global energy policy: the latter prove to be more significant.
  • 12 december 2016
    Expert: "The North Caucasus is a Region with Lots of Opportunities"
    Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center Nurali Rezvanov believes that the North Caucasus needs to start working on creating a new brand that would stress its potential opportunities for investors. The expert declared that while speaking at the 6th Forum of the Largest North Caucasus Federal Okrug Companies.
  • 9 december 2016
    Total Demand for Energy is Expected to Grow by 30% by 2040
    The IEA’s new forecast until 2040 offers several good landmarks for the future development of the global energy sector. For example, oil consumption is expected to grow up to 103 million barrels a day and the OPEC’s share in global oil output is expected to increase, according to Analytical Center experts who have released a new bulletin on the current trends in the global economy titled “Taking the Pulse: Updated IEA Forecast on Global Energy. Focus on: Turkey - between Europe and Asia”. The experts note that significant amounts of investments are needed in the global energy sector while the forecast also indicates that regardless of the expected oil prices Russia will ensure about 6% of global investments in the fuel and energy sector through 2040.
  • 9 december 2016
    The Society Needs a Dialog about Assumed Changes in the School Education System
    “Both the society and experts highlight the importance of and need for changes in schools; however, innovations themselves are a factor constraining development of the school system. Sometimes parents who expect a lot of the announced reforms remain unhappy with current changes,” said Inna Karakchieva, Expert of the Analytical Center, delivering the report “2016 School Efficiency Monitoring: Position of Directors and Teachers” at the expert workshop “Role of the Education System in Development of Russian Regions” held in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
  • 8 december 2016
    Experts Discussed the Contents and Structure of the Annual FAS reports on the State of Competition
    "Pursuant to the instruction of the Russian Government subsequent to the results of the meeting hold on 29th September, 2016, we must discuss the contents and structure of the annual reports of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the state of competition in Russia and come up with proposals on how to improve them," said Deputy Head of the Analytical Center Tatiana Radchenko at a round table held at the Analytical Center.
  • 7 december 2016
    The Finals of the Best Information Analytics Tools 2016 Contest Have Ended
    The Analytical Center hosted the finals of the Best Information Analytics Tools 2016 contest in the nominations Best Information Analytics Solution for Monitoring and Supervision and Best Information Analytics Solution for Urban and Suburban Public Transport Control.
  • 5 december 2016
    Utility Connection Procedures Need Optimization
    “The institution of utility connection is one of the biggest administrative barriers for business and ordinary people alike,” said the expert for the Analytical Center Evgeny Lokhmatov, speaking at the National Forum for Centers of State and Municipal Services that was held in Voronezh. “Apart from the exorbitant cost of utility connection and lack of the appropriate technical capability, another problem encountered in many regions is the complexity, length and low transparency of the formal procedures that need to be completed and lack of information available for the public as well as for small and medium sized businesses. Abuses of power by government officials when making decisions are also quite common.” According to the expert, information about utility connection has to be publicly available in order to facilitate business planning, because without such information it is impossible to estimate key parameters and risks of projects that would take into account the capabilities and constraints associated with utility connection.
  • 5 december 2016
    Public Transportation Needs to Adopt New Business Models
    “We are in an early stage of yet another technology revolution,” said the Head of Department for Information Technologies Alexander Malakhov, speaking at the 5th international forum Smart Cities of the Future with the presentation entitled ‘Third Generation of IT Systems in Urban Passenger Transport’. “This new technology revolution is based on a new generation of mobile communication devices that combine the functions of personal identification, voice and text communication, news reading, electronic payment, security, health monitoring, environment monitoring and a number of others. In addition, these same mobile communications devices implement information exchange and other similar functions for other technologies that can utilize them to exchange messages between each other and to communicate with the human user.”