The Accounts Chamber did not see the effectiveness of the measures taken to reduce poverty

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The Accounts Chamber did not see the effectiveness of the measures taken to reduce poverty
The Accounts Chamber did not see the effectiveness of the measures taken to reduce poverty
25 December 2020, 09:12SocietyPhoto: 360tv
Poverty reduction targets may remain unmet by 2030, the Accounts Chamber warned. Experts pointed out that current social support measures are not sufficiently targeted at the poor, and 20% of those belonging to this category of citizens did not receive payments at all from 2014 to 2018.

The specialists of the Accounts Chamber, together with the Center for Advanced Management Decisions (CAMD), conducted an analysis that helped to reveal the lack of an assessment of the effectiveness of state policy to reduce poverty in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The control department sent appropriate recommendations to the government. For example, the Ministry of Labor was recommended "to analyze and systematize the existing system of social support and determine the criteria for their receipt". In addition, the Accounts Chamber invited the government to identify potentially highly effective measures and assess their impact on the achievement of goals.

At the same time, earlier the head of the Accounts Chamber, Aleksey Kudrin, had already managed to proclaim a victory over poverty in Russia, explaining that the criterion of poverty recognized in the world is the amount of a person's daily expenditures amounting to only about one dollar a day.

Let us recall you that Russian President Vladimir Putin formulated in 2014 national goals to reduce poverty by almost half - from 13.3% to 6.6%.

In October 2020, the Ministry of Labor planned to revise the criteria for poverty itself. According to representatives of the department, the level of poverty assessment should not be the subsistence minimum.

In early October, the government reported that in Russia almost 20 million people are "officially" classified as poor, or 13.5% of the population.

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