The mission of the Center for Public Policy and Public Administration is to contribute to the formation of a modern model of public administration in Russia that is capable of constant evolutionary change based on systematic work on the formation of new knowledge and competences of civil servants. To implement this mission and maximize the potential of the RAS, the Center carries out research projects, consulting activities in the interests of government bodies and participates in the development of a new generation of programs for basic and additional education for civil servants.
It is a research unit, which includes 7 Research Centers:
- Oriental Studies and Comparative Historical Linguistics;
- Oriental Studies and Comparative Linguistic Studies;
- Cultural History Studies;
- Economic and Social History;
- Theoretical Folklore Studies;
- Ancient Culture;
- Historical and Literary Studies;
- Economic and Social History.
The work of the Center is aimed at ensuring the development of research in the field of political economy, economic and social history, politics and society in Russia. The Center goals are aimed at creating new opportunities for organizing interaction among the academic community. The Center encourages publications on the history and current state of affairs in the Russian economy, providing an opportunity and a place for writing research work.
"Raw curse", "Dutch disease", "oil needle" - these are just some of the epithets used when it comes to the role of natural resources in economic development. The key task of the Center is to change this attitude and develop practical recommendations, taking as a basis examples of successful economic development of countries rich in minerals. An important principle of our approach is that commodity countries with better economic and social institutions are better able to manage revenues from the export of natural resources and achieve higher results in the field of economic growth and social development.
The Center was created with the purpose of scientific and methodological support of the development of regional and municipal educational systems, as well as educational organizations, in the context of the new priorities of the educational policy of the Russian Federation.
The Center conducts scientific conferences, symposia, seminars and provides scientific and methodological assistance to educational institutions, ministries, departments, organizations.
The main objective of the Center's activities is to conduct monitoring and operational sociological studies that ensure the receipt of reliable information necessary for state and municipal government bodies to develop and adjust socio-economic and other solutions to ensure "feedback" in the interaction of the state with the population, taking into account its social -cultural characteristics and features of mass consciousness.