Open Government 2.0: What is the Right Policy Prescription for Russia?
In 2013, an open government concept was adopted in Russia for the first time. This paved the way for a number of developments within various government bodies. As a system, the Russian state has come a long way, both in terms of digital governance and citizen involvement. There has been a greater emphasis on customer service, while Russian society as a whole has acquired the skills needed to take advantage of new digital tools. Today, an entire community has formed around the concept of openness, made up of representatives of government bodies, experts, and users of open data (including members of non-profit organizations). Thanks to these efforts, a new approach to the policy of openness has begun to take shape, and the updated concept has become a matter of interest for the entire community – it is not simply a government initiative. Why is open government important to Russia and its people? How can openness be employed (and by whom) for the benefit of society? What should be the priorities when implementing a policy of openness to ensure that issues can be avoided?
Maria Shklyaruk, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Advanced Governance (CAG); Scientific Director, Digital Transformation Leadership Training Centre of RANEPA
Ruben Enikolopov, Rector, New Economic School
Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexey Khersontsev, State Secretary –Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ekaterina Shulman, Political Scientist, Candidate of Political Science