This article analyzes government programs as a major tool to improve the efficiency of budget spending. The author proposes specific measures to improve the system of evaluating effectiveness of the government programs in the budget process.
The Tomsk region is a diverse region. Half the population lives in the region capital, known all over the country by its research-educational and innovation potential. The rest of the population lives in cities with economic predominance of oil and gas industry and in rural areas. The Tomsk region governor Sergey Zhvachkin tells how the regional government manages to diversify the economic policy.
Fears, that entry of our country into the WTO will cause some disastrous consequences for its economy, are evidently exaggerated.
The lessons of history allow us to clarify contemporary issues, even despite the fact that every financial crisis has its own specifics. However, if we put aside the singlevalue decisions, we shall be able to identify constantly recurring problems that become apparent in those periods when public financial system malfunctions.