SDSN Russia

Hosted by:
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
    Moscow, Russian Federation

SDSN Russia translates the SDGs to the Russian context by providing top-notch research and by engaging in a wide array of projects and partnerships to prepare the country for its achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

Conducting High-Level Scientific Research

The network specializes in transforming research projects into policy action at the highest level. This year, the network focused on the following topics:

  • Achievement of the SDGs and conditional convergence for different groups of countries,
  • Theoretical and applied approaches to modeling the electric power industry, taking into account the assessment of imputed costs from harmful emissions,
  • Identification of important regional socio-economic factors for the creation of new, knowledge-intensive industries in Russia (Ex. high- and medium-tech firms).

Promoting Cutting-edge Ideas

The first English-language special issue of the journal Economic Policy was prepared and published, featuring articles from leading experts, including many from SDSN Russia. The issue covers many topics related to sustainable development, from ecological and energy efficiency to renewables, decarbonization, and irrigation technologies.

Engaging Society and Education

SDSN Russia promotes the SDGs through different public events, working with multiple local and international stakeholders, state and municipal authorities, businesses, academia, and students. Courses such as The Concept of Sustainable Development and Energy Efficiency, offered at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and at the Sergei Witte University of Moscow, are the first ones of their kind in Russia.

In January, the Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia, a civil society organization, was launched at the annual SDSN Russia meeting at the Gaidar Forum – one of the largest political and economic events in Russia. The Coalition also prepared Russia’s civil society review on SDG implementation, with the active participation of SDSN Russia. The independent Voluntary National Review report was published in July 2020.

Looking Ahead

The ECOCUP - International Festival of Green Documentary Films was chosen as a solution that will be presented at the 2020 Global Solutions Forum.

In 2020, SDSN Russia became a partner of the SDG Eurasia Tech Accelerator, a project of the blockchain-based platform Evercity. The network will engage with this project to facilitate SDG-related digital innovations to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was founded in 1946 as a public administration school for civil servants. Today RANEPA is one of the most well-known universities in Russia, hosting a very prestigious business school, and considered a national educational leader in public administration. Its think tank provides top-notch expertise to government officials and its regional campuses spread across 53 Russian regions.