Journal section "Socio-economic development strategy"

Gaining Efficiency of Public Administration – Key Objective for Modern Russia

Kozhevnikov S.A.

Volume 10, Issue 3, 2017

Kozhevnikov S.A. Gaining Efficiency of Public Administration – Key Objective for Modern Russia. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2017, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 78-99. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.3.51.4

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.3.51.4

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The article proves that addressing the issues of socio-economic development of Russia, ensuring the population’s high quality of life and national security is of particular importance. Analysis of domestic and foreign historical experience concludes that there are many factors which determine both the development of statehood and the decreasing public administration efficiency. Their consideration is extremely important for the reformation of public administration in modern Russia. We consider a series of technical approaches to assessing management effectiveness, which have established in the academic literature and practice, point to the drawbacks limiting their wider use. The present paper uses target and functional approaches which prove the inefficiency of public administration in the post-Soviet period, which led to the crisis in key sectors of the Russian economy, which is impossible to overcome without changing the government policy. Moreover, at the present stage, management is characterized by specific features reducing its efficiency; these include lack of coordination between the actions of authorities, contradictory management decisions made at different levels, lack of sound objective strategic planning and forecasting. In this regard, improving public administration based on the use of modern methods in order to improve its efficiency is becoming acute. In our view, an important role in this process belongs to the new industrial policy whose fundamental area includes stimulating the development of high value-added chains. The results of analysis demonstrate that the current level of integration of Russian economic entities lags behind the foreign levels, which is a factor limiting their competitiveness on world markets and their contribution to the socio-economic development of territories. We prove that the formation and development of integrated enterprises suggests the need to develop government policy which, with the help of stimulus measures should encourage enterprises to practice such integration. On the example of the Belgorod Oblast we demonstrate the efficiency of implementing project management in government activity; we prove that the activation of these processes requires a well-developed institutional and organizational environment


project management, public administration, public administration efficiency, vertical integration, development institutions, value added, performance evaluation techniques

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