1999 - 2001 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: Co-founder of a Small Business Development Center and an SME association; government advisor on reforms of legislation affecting small businesses, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.
2000 - 2001: Regional nonprofit Small Business Development Center in Novosibirsk
The objectives of the project are to promote the improvement of the entrepreneurs' image and environment in Russian society by enhancing the growth of civic organizations and grassroots networks of local and regional small business support institutions; provide small businesses with free access to business management training and information databases; launch a series of forums, executive workshops, roundtable discussions, quarterly events and consultation services for small businesses; and develop a policy paper in the field of economic management education and public administration.
1999 - 2000: Russian small enterprise taxation reform
The objectives of the project are to develop a policy paper in the field of economics/management education; provide an assessment of the legal, fiscal and administrative conditions affecting the initiation and growth of small enterprises in Russia; investigate the policies and practices of local state agencies with regard to the small enterprise sector; and devise recommendations for changes in Russian public administration and, in particular, in local tax systems.
Working groups: Democratic Governance, Transparency and Accountability
Relevant countries: Russia