Galina Kurlyandskaya joins working groups to prepare an updated Strategy of Russia up to 2020

In February 2011, working groups were formed on the instructions of the Prime-Minister and the President to formulate proposals for updating the development strategy of Russia up to 2020. Their members included specialists from leading Russian universities, above all, the Higher School of Economics and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, think-tank experts, representatives of concerned ministries and agencies, officials of the Presidential Executive Office and RF Government Office, heads of regional governments and foreign experts.

The main concerns of these groups are to ensure macroeconomic and social stability, transition from innovation stimuli to growth on their basis, competition and development of small and medium-size businesses, improvement of life quality, more efficient use of budgetary resources and improvement of intergovernmental fiscal relations. CFP Director-General Galina Kurlyandskaya was invited to participate in two groups to discuss “Fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomic parameters of development of Russian economy” and “Real federalism, local self-government and intergovernmental policy”.

The output results of the working groups will be considered at the quarterly meetings of the Russian Government. By the end of the year, according to First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, a consensus-based document will be prepared, which will form the agenda of the next policy cycle. Mr. Shuvalov emphasizes that both the expert community and the public should agree on the contents of the future document.