The Russian Federation has been redressing over the last decade from a situation where its governance was largely inferior to its human development index. The redress comes in particular from administrative and transparency reforms, as well as e-government. The most dismal performance remains on freedom of the press, e-citizenship and judicial independence, where it is at the bottom of its income group. In particular the lagging of e-citizenship, where resources would exist for a far better performance shows that Russia chooses to develop state capacity without investing in societal human resources. Popular demand is still insufficient to speed up its transformation. However, quality of governance varies greatly across different geographical regions.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years