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Government Supervision and Control Reform from the Public Viewpoint

Vladimir N. Yuzhakov – Director of Center for Public Management Technologies of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elena I. Dobrolyubova – Leading Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrey N. Pokida – Director of Center for Social and Political Monitoring of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Сandidate of Sociological Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Natalia V. Zybunovskaya – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Improving inspection and regulatory enforcement activities is a key measure for enhancing business climate outlined in the Main Directions for RF Government Activity till 2024. It is expected that control and enforcement reform would enhance the protection of citizens’ lawful rights and interests on the one hand and reduce administrative burden on businesses – on the other.

The results of the monitoring conducted by RANEPA in 2019 suggest that despite the public perceptions of safety from the core risks has improved since 2018, such improvement has weak correlation with the inspection and regulatory enforcement reform. On the contrary, the citizens tend to rely on their own actions and the good will of producers and suppliers while the role of control and inspection bodies in ensuring public safety is diminishing. Decreased expectations from control and inspection bodies is also a result of low performance of such bodies: one in three requests to control and inspection bodies results in formal answers rather than real measures aimed at preventing, eliminating, and reimbursing the damage caused.

Key words: inspection and regulatory enforcement activities, control and inspection bodies, evaluation, effectiveness, sociological survey, efficiency.