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Issue № 79. April 2020

Inspection and Regulatory Enforcement Activity in Russian Regions: Intermediate Reform Results

Elena I. Dobrolyubova, Irina S. Shemonchuk

Elena I. Dobrolyubova — PhD, deputy director of Center for Public Administration Technologies, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation.
E-mail: dobrolyubova-ei@ranepa.ru
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9405-4936

Irina S. Shemonchuk — Junior Researcher, Center for Public Administration Technologies, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation.
E-mail: shemonchuk-is@ranepa.ru

Reforming inspection and regulatory enforcement activity is one of the key areas of public administration reforms in Russia relevant both for national and subnational levels. Most existing evaluations of the reform outcomes are based on the analysis of federal inspection and enforcement bodies, while performance of regional inspection and enforcement authorities is often left aside. The article aims at filling this gap using quantitative methods, including correlation analysis. The analysis demonstrates that while the number of business inspections has reduced, negative impact of regional inspection and regulatory enforcement activities on entrepreneurial activity measured based on the change in number of registered legal entities throughout the year, has increased. Inspection and regulatory enforcement activities at the regional level is insufficiently oriented at reducing risks of damage to the public values. Low level of tax and non-tax levels in total expenditures of regional consolidated budgets is a factor driving the intensity of inspection and enforcement activities. The results of our analysis also suggest that the scale of regional inspection and regulatory enforcement activities, both in terms of number of inspections and in terms of the level of sanctions, is not proportional to the number of actual cases of damage to public values, such as life, health, environment, or cultural heritage, as reported by regional inspection and enforcement bodies. The article concludes that successful implementation of inspection and regulatory enforcement reform at the regional level calls for developing and using objective sources of performance data. There is also a need to refrain from using number of violations detected and volume of sanctions as performance indicators for inspection and regulatory enforcement activities. Unfortunately, such measures are still used at the regional level. 

Keywords

Inspection and regulatory enforcement activities, evaluation, indicator, business inspections, regional control, effectiveness. 

DOI: 10.24411/2070-1381-2020-10056

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