2005 - 2008 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: PhD candidate, Moscow State Institute (University) for International Affairs (MGIMO).
secondary e-mail: Lilith9@yandex.ru
2007 - 2008: Changing governance in Russia: Challenges for civil society
The objectives of the project are to analyze the best practices and case studies of civic engagement in Russia's regions; monitor civil society related changes in legislation and regulations; create a framework and working mechanism for civil society influence upon Russia's decision-making process on federal, regional and municipal level in order to make the system of Russian governance more efficient; and write a policy study incorporating the possible changes which will happen after the upcoming parliament and presidential elections in 2007-2008 effecting the provisions of the local governance reform for the relevant policymakers.
2005 - 2006: Civic engagement policies of the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Russia
The objectives of the project are to scrutinize the Russian government's policy documents and practice related to civic engagement, compare the civic engagement policies of the World Bank (WB) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), refine criteria for the successful implementation of WB and EBRD civic engagement policies with a view toward broader inclusion of civil society organizations and their beneficiaries in decision-making processes, write a policy study and longer research paper for WB and EBRD counterparts in the Russian government.