Draft of the subsection on regulatory policy for the Country’s Development Strategy until 2024 was discussed at the Higher School of Economics
On 27 of September, the Higher School of Economics hosted a round table “Discussion of the block of proposals on regulatory policy for the Development Strategy of the Russian Federation for 2018-2024” under the auspices of the Center for Strategic Research (the CSR) and the Institute for Public Administration and Governance (the IPAG) in the frames of the work prepared by the IPAG as assigned by the government on topic “Development of proposals on selected issues of improving public administration” (in the interests of the CSR).
Andrey Klimenko, director of the IPAG opened and moderated the round table.
Vice-president of the CSR Maria Shklyaruk characterized three key components of subsection “Development of modern regulatory policy” in the presentation:
- Definition of a special mechanism for eliminating excessive and inefficient regulation (deregulation);
- Systematization of regulatory legal acts, existing regulatory policy tools, as well as introduction of advanced regulatory policy tools and a full cycle of regulatory impact assessment;
- Methodological, organizational and expert-analytical support;
Furthermore, drafts of key regulatory legal acts, which adoption is necessary for implementing the proposals of the subsection, were developed.
Head of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Department Vadim Zhivulin in his speech supported the system approach of the CSR: “Combining all the elements of reforming lawmaking into a single system, giving it a political weight and multi-faceted launch is what can really work out and lead to move from words to deeds”.
Head of the RIA Center of the IPAG Daniel Tsygankov spoke about the experience of regulatory reforms in the South Korea, Singapore and Japan, and also drew attention of the participants to the fact that in most OECD countries high ranks in the “Doing Business” and “Global Competitiveness Index” correspond with the same high ranks in the “Regulatory Quality Ranking”. By contrast, the Russian Federation in spite of its high positions in the first two rankings, over the last ten years again falls into the group of countries with an unfavorable climate for doing business in “Regulatory Quality Ranking”. Therefore, in the next 2018, it is necessary to politically consolidate efforts in this direction.
The round table actually became “face-to-face public consultation” of the developers of the “regulatory” sub-section of the Strategy with business, experts, officials, representatives of political parties and associations. Speakers of the round table: Y. MIRKIN (IMEMO of the Russian Academy of Sciences.), G. ZVEREV (General Council of the “United Russia” party), K. SINYUSHIN (Venture Company «the Untitled»), D. ZUDOV (Open Digital Society Foundation), A. VERESHCHAGIN (Institute of precedent), V. YUZHAKOV (RANEPA), S. NAUMOV (X5 Retail Group), A. GRIGORYEV (“Metro AG”), V. MILRUD (NP “Union of Participants of the Consumer Market”), А. ULYANOV (National Association of Procurement Institutions), S. NOVOSELOVA (“TechnoNIKOL”), D. TRETYAKOV (PepsiCo), D. SOBOL (“UGMK-Holding”), A. PETROVSKY (Rambler&Co) and others.
Video of the round table:
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