Russian Federation


Russian Federation: Key Issues and Policies

This publication examines the major policy challenges, achievements and next steps for the creation of a more entrepreneurial population and a stronger SME sector in the Russian Federation, which are critical to the country’s economic growth and diversification. Despite less regulatory burdens and more subsidy financing for start-ups, production modernisation, innovation and exporting, framework conditions need to be improved in areas such as the rule of law, commercialising science and improving entrepreneurial skills and education. Gaps in SME and entrepreneurship programmes also need to be filled, such as through new initiatives for high-growth firms and large firm-SME linkages. Strengthening business development services infrastructure and improving access to finance are further important challenges. All these improvements will need to be spread across the regions of the Russian Federation if national objectives for growth and balanced spatial development are to be met.

Published on October 16, 2015

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Basic Statistics of the Russian Federation
Executive summary
Assessment and Recommendations
SMEs and Entrepreneurship in the Russian Federation
Business Environment For SMEs and Entrepreneurship in the Russian Federation
Strategic Framework and Delivery Mechanisms For SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in the Russian Federation
Federal SME and Entrepreneurship Programmes in the Russian Federation
Access to finance for SMEs and entrepreneurship in the russian federation
The Local Dimension of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in the Russian Federation
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