Цифровые дивиденды
High-Level Roundtable “Digital Development in Russia”
April 12, 2016Moscow, Russian Federation

Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the World Bank are organizing an expert discussion of the World Development Report 2016: “Digital Dividends.”

The 2016 World Development Report (WDR) 

World Development Report 2016 cover image
The World Development Report (WDR) is the World Bank's most important analytical publication and each year it focuses on a contemporary topic of interest to the broader development community. This year’s Report aims to expand our understanding of the impact of digital technologies on the lives of poor people in developing countries. In fact, this is the first report in 37-year history of WDR to address the role of ICT.

The WDR 2016 ( documents many profound and transformational effects of digital technologies that are boosting growth, expanding opportunities and improving services. It also finds that the broader benefits have fallen short and are unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. The WDR 2016 argues that to get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements”—by strengthening regulations that enable firms to connect and compete, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.

The Russia country launch of the 2016 WDR: “Digital Dividends”, which will take place on April 12, 2016, in Moscow, at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, will help to build a global consensus on finding the right balance that allows digital technology to continue to empower humans to do great things while also addressing legitimate concerns.  

Digital Government 2020: Implications for Russia  

Experts will also discuss a draft version of the report, "Digital Government 2020: Prospects for Russia," which was prepared by the World Bank experts in collaboration with the Institute of the Information Society and provides strategic recommendations for the development of Digital Government in Russia.

In recent years Russia has made good progress on its existing e-Government strategy for providing digital services in parallel with other channels. Yet the take-up of many electronic services is still low. To assist the Government of Russian Federation in addressing such challenges of digital development, the World Bank’s new report provides high level recommendations for Digital Government that are tailored to the needs of Russia, and that are in line with the best international practices.

Part 1: Country Launch of 2016 World Development Report “Digital Dividends”

9:30 – 10:00   Welcome Coffee and Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks

10:30 – 11:00 Launch of the World Bank WDR Report 2016

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Russian Perspectives on 2016 WDR on Digital Dividends

12:45 – 13:00 Closing Remarks

Part 2: High Level Session: “Digital Development in Russia”

14:00 – 14:10 Introduction and Opening Remarks

14:10 – 15:30

Presentation of the report “Digital Government 2020: Prospects for Russia”

  • Andrew Stott, international expert, World Bank
  • Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute of the Information Society


15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:45

Open Discussion: “Digital Government 2020: Prospects for Russia”

Moderators: Mikhail Bunchuk, Program Coordinator, World Bank and Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute of the Information Society

Representatives from the Federal Government of Russian Federation, representatives from regional governments, expert community, representatives from private sector and civil society

17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks

  • WHEN: April 12, 2016
  • WHERE: Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation