E-services secure high position of Russia in Doing Business ranking
The high position of Russia in the Doing Business ranking is guaranteed by electronic services and procedures, said the Head of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov during the forum “Open Innovations”.
Russia has improved its position in the “Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All” annual ranking, which is prepared by division of the World Bank. Since 2012 Russia has advanced from 124th to 40th place.
“Such a position in the Doing Business ranking cannot be reached without transferring key state services in electronic format. That is, it would not be possible if we did not have such services as electronic signature, and a number of other services that can be obtained completely online,” the minister said.
Nikiforov also said that Russia is now in a “positive trend”. “I aspire even more progress in the coming years, we are working on it. The aspiration to the top of this rating can be secured by electronic services and procedures,” the minister said.