The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was established under Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1140 as of September 20, 2010.The Russian Federation is the Academy’s founder and the Government of the country has the founder’s authority.

The Russian Presidential Academy was established through a merger of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (ANE), the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RAPA), and several federal state educational institutions charged with training civil servants.

RANEPA is one of the leading Russian universities implementing programs of higher education and further training for highly professional specialists (economists, financiers, bankers, lawyers and managers). The Academy is a major scientific, research, and consulting centre working in close collaboration with public authorities and private companies.

The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute)

The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute)

The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) was founded in the late 1990s (then –the Institute of Economic Policy of the Academy of National Economy and the USSR Academy of Sciences, later – the Institute for the Economy in Transition). Until December 2009, the Institute was headed by Yegor Gaidar. Throughout its history, the Gaidar Institute has had its ups and downs, but it has always been in high demand by the country’s political and economic elites. Its research fellows manage to combine theoretical research and applied economic and political studies and stick to the rule that all theoretical insights should be pushed through to draft laws or resolutions.

The Gaidar Institute is involved in both fundamental and applied research in the following fields: macroeconomics and finance; development of real sector; evolution of public institutions; ownership and corporate management; political economy; regional development; agrarian policy; legal research (including the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)).

Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)

Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)

About Association

The Articles of association on the foundation of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia was signed on May 21, 2010 in Tomsk during the XIII Innovation Forum Innovus. 

The purpose is to contribute to the efficient development of innovative member regions built on the recognition of various prevailing models of scientific and technological growth of regions. 

Association of innovative regions of Russia (AIRR) is 16 the most innovative constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The list of the Association’s members includes: Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Republic of Tatarstan, Altai Territory, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Irkutsk region, Kaluga region, Lipetsk region, Novgorod region, Novosibirsk region, Samara region, Tomsk region, Tyumen region, Ulyanovsk region.

Areas of activity:

  • Promoting interests of the subjects of the Russian Federation at the federal level
  • GR, budget financing
  • Assistance in financing of infrastructure
  • Participation in improvement of legislation
  • PR, Information support
  • Road map of financial sources
  • Projects and initiatives (Atlas of best practices)
  • IR, Attracting extrabudgetary investments
  • Structuring of commercial investment tools
  • Innovation-driven development of territories
  • National technological initiative
  • International activities 


- promotion of joint innovation, economic, scientific, technological and educational projects of the AIRR member regions in the governmental authorities of the Russian Federation;

- interaction with the legislative and executive authorities, development institutions, relevant ministries, and departments, assistance in fundraising for the development of innovation infrastructure;

- stimulating the exchange of experience on the establishment of favorable economic, social, legal, educational and creative environment for innovation development. Shaping the intellectual agenda with a view to develop innovations on a nationwide scale;

- active participation in expert evaluation of key economic legislative drafts under consideration in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; to this end, the Association and AIRR regions are represented in the parliamentary expert councils;

- interaction with similar foreign associations.

The Association’s regions account for: 

  • 20.2% of GRP of the Russian Federation - latest data for 2016;
  • 36% (35.9%) of all innovative products in this country (2017);
  • 27% (26.5%) of all innovation organizations, i.e. organizations engaged in technological innovation (2017); more than1/5 ( 22%) of all technological innovation costs (2017);
  • 15% (14.8%) of research and development expenditure (2017), out of which 20.1% is the share of funds from organizations of the business sector in the total volume of internal research and development expenditure (2017);
  • RUB 175.4 billion government support and government procurement (including RUB 10 billion government support from the federal budget and budgets of federal development institutions) - the latest data for 2016.
  • 24% (23.7%) of employed in high-tech sector of the economy and in the sector of science intensive services. (2017)

Over 300 innovative infrastructure facilities operate in the Association’s regions, including regional engineering centers, technoparks, industrial parks, business incubators, innovative territorial clusters and others that account for almost a half of all facilities operating in the Russian Federation.