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The Working Group on Developing the Digital Economy in Russia, comprised of the World Bank staff, international experts and Russian stakeholders, working through a series of international and local seminars and online discussions in social media will jointly articulate key findings, policy recommendations and guiding principles to help Russia unlock digital dividends such as inclusive economic growth, job creation and better services to improve the lives of its citizens and position Russia as an emerging leading digital economy. One of the outputs of the initiative will be the preparation of the Analytical Note titled ‘Digital Economy: Prospects for Russia’ that is planned to be completed by June 2017 by drawing on these discussions and learning from countries such as UK, US, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Estonia, Germany, China, India, Israel et al.
The initiative will be officially launched during the first International Seminar that will be held at the World Bank office in Moscow on December 20, 2016.
The purpose of the first International Seminar will be to discuss a vision and conceptual framework, key trends and drivers, key lessons and success factors for Digital Economy development jointly with international experts from the High-Level Experts, Leaders, and Practitioners (H.E.L.P.) Group and their Russian counterparts. Key questions to be discussed during the International Seminar on December 20, 2016:
- What is Digital Economy? What are the key elements and guiding principles?
- What are the key trends, business and technology drivers for the Digital Economy among leading countries?
- What are the key lessons and success factors for developing the Digital Economy?
- What is the role of governments in developing the Digital Economy?
- What are the most disruptive technologies that will fuel Digital Economy of the future?
- What are the new policies/regulations that the countries will need to put in place?
- What are the institutions and the governance structures that the governments need to put in place to take full advantage of the Digital Economy?
- What are the risks that the countries need to be aware of?
- What skills need to be developed by countries to remain competitive in the Digital economy?
- How do we measure the impact of Digital Economy?