The role of the moderator of the business session “Financial support of development plans for the territories” was taken on by the director of the ANO “Institute for Public Finance Reform”, the head of the department of state regulation of economics of the RANEPA Vladimir Klimanov. He noted that earlier this topic was peripheral in the system of public administration due to the industry-specific thinking we are accustomed to.
In February 2019, the Spatial Development Strategy of the Russian Federation was developed, the purpose of which is the development of medium-term and long-term plans for support of the territories, including macro-regions, cities, urban agglomerations and rural territories.
The adviser to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Elena Petrikova spoke about the rural development program, which also includes the towns with a population of up to 30,000 people.
As Elena Petrikova noted, one of the key goals is to achieve a ratio of average monthly disposable resources of rural and urban households up to 80% by 2025. This implies the principle of work through proactive budgeting. It is necessary to resolve social issues that concern citizens. “It is important not only to build housing, but also to improve it,” — she explained.
The Deputy chairman (Chief Economist) of Vnesheconombank - the member of the Vnesheconombank Management Board Andrey Klepach supported this opinion and added: “Success is determined by interaction with regional authorities. And we also need to see not only production, but also a change in the quality of life.”
Moreover, the session raised the issue of identifying all growth points in the region of Vologda by the Deputy Governor of the region of Vologda Vitaly Tushinov. He said: "We want to develop those territories that are more profitable according to logistical principles along the main state routes, so that people can easily move around."
Summing up the session, the Chairman of the Council for the study of production forces of the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dmitry Zemlyansky said that a lot of attention was paid to the construction, but the role of maintaining resources wasn’t specified. In his opinion, this is the main point that affects the financial support of development plans for the territories.