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Survey on Incentives to the Implementation of Measures under the Administrative Reform | 29-04-2010
The project has been implemented with the support of the World Bank, the Russian Presidential Administration and the RF Ministry of Economic Development.

Project Dates: 2008 — 2009

Project Summary:

The main aim of the project study is to support regulatory reform in the Russian Federation and to examine incentives and constraints to implementation of regulatory legislation by officials at the local level.

The project study examines how federal level legislation affecting inspections, licensing, and registration, which has constituted the core of the de-bureaucratization and deregulation reform package of 2001-2007, translates on the level of day-to-day implementation and why reform progress differs across regions and agencies. The representatives of six federal agencies (Labor, Tax and Fire Inspection, Rospotrebnadzor, Rostekhnadzor and Roszdravnadzor) and Local Administrations were surveyed. Six questionnaires were designed for control, registration and tax inspections and two levels of government officials (regional branch managers and inspectors).

Project Outcome:

The key findings relate to improvements in training and capacity building along with strengthening dispute resolution mechanisms and stronger oversight over the performance of local officials.

The findings generally recommend improvement in training of local officials, regular evaluations of staff and more stringent oversight; more rigorous control of the activities of local representatives by higher-level authorities; more precise regulation of conflict resolution between business and regulatory agencies and better tracking of enforcement of those resolutions by regulatory agencies.

Changes in these areas would constitute important contribution to the overall package of reforms aimed at the de-bureaucratization and lowering of administrative barriers in Russia.

Project Output:

Final Report «Incentives for Implementation of Regulatory Reform: A Comparative Survey of Federal and Regional Government Officials in Russia»

Appendix B. Summary of survey data

Presentation «Incentives for Implementation of Regulatory Reform: A Comparative Survey of Federal and Regional Government Officials in Russia»
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