Tatiana Polidi: Administrative barriers are not so explicitly bad, but rather a way of urban planning control

27.06.2016

Administrative barriers are not so explicitly bad, but rather a way of urban planning control on the territory. If the city is popular among investors, the barriers can be made higher and wider, if not, then they can be reduced.

But, in my opinion, administrative barriers in Russian cities aren’t now considered as town planning regulations, but as a tool for balancing of interests on the development market between the government and investors. Depending on the market conditions of each city this process looks different.

The process of lowering administrative barriers is ongoing, but it is differentiated by territories. For example Moscow is actively promoting e-services, but this is one of the few examples so far. If we talk about the whole country, little progress has been achieved yet.