Our projects
Digitalization academy
A course by the Center for Advanced Governance and the Legal Academy on digital policy-making (available in Russian).

The course includes detailed lectures presented by four experts in the field. It also offers a glossary with key digital economy terms.
10 key aspects of digital policy-making
Roman Yankovsky lists off 10 key aspects of digital policy-making and law enforcement using cryptocurrency regulation as an example.
  • Legal systemization
  • Early detection of public demand
  • Benefiting from the experience of other countries
  • Developing a checks and balances approach
  • Finding a balance between prohibitive measures and qualified legislative omission, namely with the use of "soft law" or regulatory sandboxes
Legal Design: the future of law and policy-making
Anna Kostyra expands on the Legal Design approach, which forms the basis of all modern legislative and business strategies.
  • Working with legalese to make it easier to understand for citizens without a law degree
  • Transparency of legal norms as a constitutional guarantee
  • Working to improve the existing legal equipment and develop an effective feedback system
Automated law enforcement
Yelena Avakyan studies practical use of machine-readable legislation and analyzes the controversial aspects of its application.
  • A balance of public security interests and the right to privacy
  • Will society become more law-abiding under automated law enforcement?
  • Prospects for the development of digital assistants and security instruments (automatic crime detection and detention of suspects).
Law as an algorithm
Olga Shepeleva studies the role of society in policy-making and the role of inter-agency cooperation in the development and approval of legal solutions to current problems. She also researches ways to optimize the rule-making process.
  • What the modern law making process looks like and the ways it could be improved
  • Can digital technologies make the law both flexible and stable?
  • Transparency of government bodies should be a priority, along with quick and precise regulation.
  • Algorithmization of lawmaking: stages, objectives and application methods of existing practices of cooperation between legal subjects.
Digitalization of lawmaking
  • AI technology can be used to aid conflict resolution in court and during the pre-trial stage
  • Developing the principle of separation of powers in a digital world
  • Finding a balance between rationality and justice
  • Maintaining judicial independence: judges should be independent not only from individuals and social institutes, but from the program code as well.
Yelena Avakyan analyzes the benefits of digitalization, such as automatization, rationalization and transparency of the lawmaking process.
Our projects
Research Data Infrastructure (RDI)
Research Data Infrastructure (RDI, available at data-in.ru) acts as a mediator between researchers and data holders.

This platform gives researchers access to detailed, previously unpublished government and society data, making it easier to work with open data. All datasets are compiled and structured to be easily accessed by researchers and data analysts.
Data events
We organize hackathons, contests and meetups in cooperation with data holders.

Data visualization experts, developers, product designers, machine learning specialists, researchers and data analysts are working with RDI data to come up with meaningful solutions.
Library for Evidence-Based Policy Making (in Russian)
Evidence-based policy-making is an idea proposing that policy decisions should be based on rigorously established experimental research and data.

We have compiled a library of the best examples and practices of evidence-based policy making in Russian. Our library also includes public talks and other information that will help you get acquainted with evidence-based policy making approaches.
Digital maturity assessment
A comprehensive evaluation of companies, educational institutions and government bodies.

Our team presents case studies that help us estimate growth potential, detect areas of development and come up with digital transformation strategies.
Digitalization academy
A course developed in cooperation with the Legal Academy that deals with digital policy-making.

The course includes lectures presented by researchers, attorneys and experts on the ways policy-making and legal regulation adapt to the needs of modern society. It also considers possible ways to develop a digitalized legal sphere.