V. V. Klimanov, S. M. Kazakova, V. A. Yagovkina. Tools of Interregional Cooperation in the Public Administration System

UDК 338.2

DOI: 10.15507/2413-1407.115.029.202102.250-282

Introduction. The development of modern Russia is characterized by a high degree of differentiation in the level of socio-economic development of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Interregional cooperation is one of the tools to overcome this differentiation. Although new forms of such cooperation have been emerging, its potential remains underestimated. The purpose of the study is to analyze the existing and prospective forms of cooperation between the regions of Russia.

Materials and Methods. The study based on a structural and substantive analysis of regulatory legal acts of the federal and regional levels, as well as on strategic planning documents, various forms of budget reporting, bilateral and multilateral agreements between the constituent entities of the Russian Federation aimed at identifying various areas, tools and mechanisms for ensuring interregional cooperation.

Results. The authors have considered the tools of interregional cooperation that involve direct financial participation of regional authorities or economic entities. The role and prospects of horizontal subsidies and budget loans provided by one region to another have been identified, their legal and regulatory justification has been given; a financial assessment has been made, and the identified practices have been analyzed. In terms of the implementation of public procurement from suppliers based in other regions, the authors have estimated the degree of how closed or open the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are.

Discussion and Conclusion. The authors have confirmed the idea that interregional cooperation in Russia is still underdeveloped and lacks legislative and scientific-methodological justification. The authors also assess the prospects for further development of interregional cooperation in Russia and suggest a number of measures to promote it. The results of the study can be used in the interests of the authorities to improve the system of regulation of various mechanisms of regional cooperation, as well as to develop the scientific potential in this area.

Keywords: region, constituent entity of the Russian Federation, interregional cooperation, interregional interaction, integration, horizontal subsidy, horizontal loan, public procurement

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Funding. The article was done as part of the implementation of the government assignment to RANEPA for 2021.

For citation: Klimanov V.V., Kazakova S.M., Yagovkina V.A. Tools of Interregional Cooperation in the Public Administration System. Regionology = Russian Journal of Regional Studies. 2021; 29(2):250-282. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.115.029.202102.250-282


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Submitted 17.12.2020; approved after reviewing 14.01.2021; accepted for publication 25.01.2021.

About the authors:

Vladimir V. Klimanov, Director, Center for Regional Policy, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Bldg 1, 82 Vernadskogo Ave., Moscow 119571, Russian Federation); Director, Institute for Public Finance Reform (Bldg 2, 1 Bolshoy Kislovsky Lane, Moscow 125009, Russian Federation), Dr. Sci. (Economics), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9282-0812, Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=571..., Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/O-6341-2018, vvk@irof.ru

Sofia M. Kazakova, Junior Researcher, Center for Regional Policy, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Bldg 1, 82 Vernadskogo Ave., Moscow 119571, Russian Federation); Expert, Institute for Public Finance Reform (Bldg 2, 1 Bolshoy Kislovsky Lane, Moscow 125009, Russian Federation), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-7924, Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=572..., Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/Q-3093-2019, smk@irof.ru

Vita A. Yagovkina, Leading Researcher, Center for Regional Policy, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Bldg 1, 82 Vernadskogo Ave., Moscow 119571, Russian Federation); Leading Legal Consultant, Institute for Public Finance Reform (Bldg 2, 1 Bolshoy Kislovsky Lane, Moscow 125009, Russian Federation), Cand. Sci. (Law), Associate Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5448-9508, vaya@irof.ru

Contribution of the authors:

V. V. Klimanov – statement of the research problem; academic supervision; formulation of the basic concept of the study; evaluation of the results; drawing conclusions; critical analysis and revision of the text of the article.

S. M. Kazakova – preparation of the text of the article; graphical representation of the research results; drawing conclusions; putting forward recommendations.

V. A. Yagovkina – preparation of the text of the article; putting forward recommendations.

The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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