The main objective of the National Business Initiative is to reduce the administrative barriers in the economy and make Russia one of the most attractive countries for investors. The development of road maps, combining business initiatives with active input from experts and civil servants, has proved to be the most fruitful approach. So far, 11 road maps have been approved. However, the drawing up and approval of road maps are only the first steps towards establishing a favourable investment climate in Russia. No less important are monitoring and evaluation of the planned measures by the business community. What has already been done? What can be done to avoid the risk that only lip service will be paid to the road maps? Which monitoring tools should be employed?
Tatiana Naumova , Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel
Artem Avetisyan , Director of the New Business Department, Agency of Strategic Initiatives; Chairman of the Non-Governmental Organization Leaders Club
Andrei Belousov , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Anatoly Meshcheryakov , State Secretary, Vice-President, Russian Railways
Andrey Nikitin , Acting Governor of Novgorod Region