CRISIS MITIGATION POLICIES: THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM
The government plays an important role in any country’s economy, and its significance for the economy of Russia can hardly be overestimated. Without a coherent government mechanism there can be no successful reform in the economy or the social security, which makes the reform of government the starting point for the changes required. The current situation gives a chance to start delivering on the promises. Firstly, the functions of the federal government must be clearly defined, and the powers must be clearly delineated between the federal government and the authorities on all the other levels. Secondly, a culture of client focus must be inculcated across the federal government. Thirdly, unified procedures of regular performance management must be introduced. Fourthly, human resources must be managed nationwide. A success of this reform will accelerate growth in the medium term. What measures to improve government performance should take priority? How does one achieve consistently higher efficiencies for the state apparatus?
Herman Gref , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Mikhail Abyzov , Minister of the Russian Federation
Dominic Barton , Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Anthony Blair , Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997 - 2007)
Lim Siong Guan , Group President, GIC
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation