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2012 year, number 1

The administrative reform: sub-federal problems and governance improvements

G.V. Zhdan
Keywords: unit of the Russian Federation, administrative reform, management by results, standardization of services quality, multifunctional center for providing public and municipal services
Pages: 258-274


The paper shows, applying data concerning the Novosibirsk Oblast, what mechanisms a concept the Russian administrative reform provided for to implement each area of this reform. We also show the problems which impede the reform progress in regions. In our opinion, a sectoral approach to assess the efficiency of governmental expenditures for health care and education made in regions proved to be ineffective, and we present our considerations on how to improve this.