This report draws on three detailed case studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucases and Central Asia (EECCA), and on the experience of OECD countries to provide guidance on how transfers from central budgets to local authorities could be designed to finance environmental infrastructures in transition economies. Ideally, the costs of water supply and sanitation should be covered by user charges. However, the high investment costs and
The OECD has been engaged, since 2002, in a series of activities to promote research in Russian universities and to improve the management of intellectual property in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science.
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Обзор инвестиционной политики 2006 года рассматривает изменения, которые произошли в условиях регулирования инвестиций со времени последнего обзора ОЭСР в 2004 году. Он также включает анализ реформы системы контроля за капиталом и российского подхода к международным инвестиционным соглашениям. При оценке этих изменений и подготовке предложений по дальнейшему улучшению в фокусе настоящего Обзора находилась прозрачность инвестиционной
For the 2006 G8 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the top priorities laid down by President Vladimir Putin are global energy security, education, and fighting infectious diseases.
This workshop, which took place in St Petersburg on 9-10 November 2005, addressed the role and responsibilities of the Russian regions in shaping the investment and business environment and considered business integrity and private-public interaction in the fight against corruption.
This seminar was a unique opportunity to debate the results of local governance developments in North-West Russia in the light of experience from other countries, analyse the main obstacles met and identify ways to progress further.
This report aims to improve corporate governance in Russia, which is recognised as essential for the creation of sound companies, financial market integrity and an attractive business climate. Corporate transparency is a particularly important component of good governance through the protection of individual and institutional shareholders. Shareholders and potential investors require accurate and timely information in order to make
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The Russian Railway system is in the process of rapid legal, organisational and regulatory reform. This paper is based on a series of discussions with the Government on the reform plans and the progress in implementing reform. The conclusions are not intended to be interpreted as requirements or instructions on the next steps in the process. They instead aim to raise questions where, from observing difficult reform issues in other
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Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social regulations, as well as motivate the application of the laws that protect competition. As regulatory reform stimulates structural change, vigorous enforcement of competition policy is needed to prevent private market abuses from reversing the benefits of reform. A complement to