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Budget and Electoral Incentives for Local Authorities | 13-04-2007
Project Dates: December 2005 

Project Summary:

The research is implemented under the World Bank’s project «Measurement of institutional capacity and government effectiveness at the municipal level of Russia» at the request of the RF Government.

The project is aimed to develop the methods of evaluating the effectiveness of rural local authorities at the municipal level of Russia, for these purposes special indicators will be developed and tested.

At the first stage of the project CEFIR researchers collected information and analyzed the dependence between local government structure and electoral activity, participation in the local government and local authorities’ efficiency.

Project Output:

  • The data collected under the project will enable to monitor the local government reform at the stage of its implementation as well as to estimate the proposed reform variations.
  • The developed indicators will provide politicians at the federal and local levels with the opportunity to monitor the effectiveness of local government and will make the criteria of the evaluation more transparent and objective.

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