Kudrin compared the state administration in Russia with the “old creaky machine”


Problems with the economy of Russia are connected not only with low oil prices and sanctions, and in public administration. This was during the Krasnoyarsk economic forum, said the Chairman of the Board of the Center for strategic research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin, reports .

“System of governance I would rate today as a creaky old machine with low speed, which has high power, which we must not stop there and each time adjust their movement. But the result is small”, — Kudrin said.

The evaluation of the CSR, their duties occupied only 38% of the officials, otherwise they are engaged in “fire fighting” in “emergency situations” and executing “random” instructions.

“The last ten years, our growth rate is below 1.5%. For Russia, this is, in General, a lost decade. In the beginning we lived about eight years with the rate of 7%, and this was a high growth rate for Russia was updated. The last ten years we go from crisis to crisis with little respite, we have nothing to boast,” — said Kudrin.

Kudrin, with his comparison of the public administration system with a “closed car,” said the Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov. “You just said that the effectiveness of managerial decisions in the system of state apparatus is 50%. This means that we don’t exactly have a squeaky cart, <…> still, this is a car of economic class,” said Abyzov. But to settle for a “car economy” is impossible, the official said, “because the challenges that stand before Russia <…> is so serious that the economy is not enough for your carts, too.”

Alexei Kudrin about the “lost decade” of Russia

The Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin said that his Department is trying to build new management approaches. So, the government’s plan to accelerate economic growth, which prepares the Ministry, should “live and respond to the changing external environment”, “have feedback.”

We need to introduce project management, said the Minister in the Ministry of economic development has established a Department for change management that will contribute to “horizontal governance”. In the long term such changes. … will be prompted to enter and at the government level. Plan of economic growth should not be a “dead” document, the Minister said, and this will help change management approach.

In General, in Russia “a number of structural problems,” Kudrin said. One of them is a large state presence in the economy. State-owned companies “otherwise motivated” and thus occupy a major role in leading industries of the country, for example in mining and Finance, where, according to Kudrin, the state-owned companies should not be at all. It is the public sector is largely responsible for low growth rates, this is due to its “very weak policies,” insists the former head of the Ministry of Finance. Russia needs new incentives, in particular, the output of the business in international markets, where he is now afraid to go, concluded the speaker.

Of course, the state should not completely withdraw from the economy, “completely naive” to assume the opposite, said Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. The authorities must protect the rights and interests of citizens, and they should do it “much better” than now, said Dvorkovich.

CSR is developing a strategy of reform until 2024, at the same time its development plan until 2025, says economic development. Both documents will be submitted in may of this year. … , Responding in a forum on the question of whether there is competition between programs, acknowledged that it exists, however, called it “positive.” CSR and economic development work together on some tasks, and in parallel there is nothing wrong, argued the Minister, noting that CSR is the responsibility of more. Kudrin Oreshkin was supported, noting that this centre is engaged in such important issues as geopolitics, the judicial system and law enforcement agencies.

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