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- From protracted decline toward a roadmap for reforms: how to rebuild Belarus’s regional development policy
Читайте материал на базе исследования: Как остановить деградацию и перезапустить развитие беларусских регионов: шесть первоочередных направлений для действий
The brief analyzes some urgent challenges including depopulation, incoherent regional policy, lack of competitiveness, obsolete system of the administrative division and over- centralization of decision making.
It proposes a comprehensive approach for reforming regional development policy, which will become possible after democracy takes root in Belarus. Most of the long-term actions require significant redesign and reform of the governance system, which is not realistic in Belarus without regime change.
Although the main focus of the document is long-term policy interventions and implementation, in the appendix the authors propose a list of actions for short-term cooperation with development partners. These short-term actions will help to preserve human capital in the regions and strengthen active membership in local communities
(a future pillar for successful reforms) to deal with current local development problems related to, among other things, self-employment, social and municipal services, and green transition.
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