More than one half of Russian regions are nominally engaged in the formation of the institution of regulatory impact assessment (RIA). Experts from the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre at NRU HSE have revealed that assessment specialists have not undergone the requisite further training, analysis of the consequences of regulatory innovations for business and society are systematically overlooked and funds are allocated for pilot projects and training merely based on the leftover principle. That said, a number of regions are growth points for “smart regulation”.
On 5 December 2014 in St Petersburg, the expert session of the conference “Smart Regulation. Dialogue Between Business and Authority” discussed ONF [People's Front for Russia] monitoring and successful RIA case studies. The conference, held as part of the expert work of IPAMM for the Leningrad Region Economic Development and Investment Committee, drew a wide circle of officials, business owners, representatives of business associations, experts and academics.