Medvedev will discuss with the Expert Council on the current situation in the Russian economy

MOSCOW, October 21. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting on Wednesday with members of the Expert Council under the government. As stated in the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, the meeting participants will discuss the current economic situation in Russia. Presentations will be made by representatives of business and scientific community.

In the event, in particular, will be attended by the Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov, the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, President of the public organization “Business Russia” Alexey Repik.

The upcoming meeting with members of the Expert Council took place in the development of similar activities on 1 July 2015. Then the participants discussed the issues of economic development and Finance over the medium term, the state and instruments of development of Russian labour market situation in health and education.

According to the results of the July meeting, Medvedev gave instructions to the monitoring of budget execution, human capital development, creation of effective financial instruments and attracting private investment, and the development of the strategy for socio-economic development of Russia until 2030. As expected, today will continue the discussion of the development of this strategy.

As previously reported, the Ministry of economic development in February 2016 will present the first version of the Strategy for socio-economic development of the country till 2030 (“Strategy-2030”). It will take into account the forecasts of development of world economy in the long term given the structural changes in the global energy market, and enable forecasts of the ratio of world currencies in the long term, said the MAYOR.

The expert Council under the government is an Advisory body and created for the examination, as well as participation in the development and implementation of relevant socio-economic decisions of the Cabinet, Federal ministries and agencies.

In particular, the Council participates in the discussion of the efficiency of budget expenditures, the introduction of Federal contract system, the investment programs of natural monopolies, the quality of the state administration system, creation of mega-regulator of financial markets, management of the space industry in Russia.

As noted in a press-service of the government, still the suggestions of the experts, in particular, development of innovations, early childhood education, the development of the business climate “has led to a significant adjustment challenges facing Federal authorities that contributed to the improvement of the state policy in relevant areas of work of the government”.