OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Russia 2005

Building Rules for the Market

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This review of regulatory reform in Russia covers the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. The review also examines specifically the regulatory framework in the electricity and railway sectors.  The analysis in this review assesses Russia against a number of OECD instruments. At the same time, the review has been adjusted to take into account the specific regulatory challenges faced by the Russian authorities, as well as administrative re-organisation required.

The review contains comprehensive and detailed policy recommendations that will assist the Russian authorities in structuring and implementing regulatory reforms in order to boost economic growth, job creation, innovation and investment. The review will also help the authorities develop a more comprehensive approach in order to produce results more quickly.

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Regulatory Governance

Russia stands at a crossroads on its path to economic change. If it implements reform vigorously, the country can increase its growth rates, improve its social welfare and take a leading role in the global economy. In some areas, its performance could converge with that of OECD countries. But if Russia ignores the factors that have dogged it in the past, the future could bring only modest growth and continued marginalisation in the world economy.


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