At the request of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Council of the Federation, a workshop on “Implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment in Russia: Expectations and Practical Steps” was held on 4 December 2008 in Moscow. The workshop brought together the World Bank, the OECD and the Centre for Strategic Research of Moscow to discuss the existing proposals for the development of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in the Russian Federation. The event gathered Russian senior officials from the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Council of the Federation and the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law Studies with responsibility for managing the implementation of RIA and overseeing its implementation. The goal of this event was to present the international experience with RIA and to provide the Russian audience with an introduction to comparative RIA methodologies. In this framework, OECD experts provided comments on Russian RIA draft proposal, highlighting both the main advantages and shortcomings of the Russian draft proposal.
The discussions highlighted that there is a great deal of uncertainty over RIA implementation. Although a draft government resolution is prepared and substantive progress has been made in the preparation of an electronic tool for managing RIA, it is not clear when these changes will be introduced and whether there is a political will to do so.
The OECD made available some of its publications in Russian:
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