Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session

Since its introduction at SPIEF 2014, the Index has proven to be an effective tool for assessing the efforts of public authorities at all levels, in particular, their success in improving the business environment in the regions, and has become an effective instrument for identifying and propagating the best governance practices in the country. Which regions are achieving the biggest advances in rankings? How does the business community participate in the work of regional project teams? What initial results are being seen from the educational programmes aimed at implementing best governance practices?

Andrei Sharonov , Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Andrei Belousov , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Nikitin , Acting Governor of Novgorod Region
Igor Shuvalov , First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Maxim Akimov , First Deputy Head of the Government of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kalinin , President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Sergey Katyrin , President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Ilya Semin , Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Valery Fedorov , Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Alexander Shokhin , President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)


Key moments

There should be more and more governance at the local level, with greater transparency and accountability.
Igor Shuvalov
Governors would do better to fully assume the management of territorial administrations, with the exception of the law-enforcement system.
Igor Shuvalov
A mechanism has been created that helps us improve. For now, we may not have the ideal framework for our dream, but the parameters of reform have been set anyway.
Igor Shuvalov