Russian President Vladimir Putin enumerated the key indicators of the effectiveness of economic policy.
"The key indicators of the effectiveness of economic policy should be the preservation and creation of jobs, the reduction of poverty and inequality, the improvement of the quality of life of people, the availability of goods and services", the Russian leader said.
According to Putin, it is necessary not only to focus on overcoming the challenges of the current year, but also to build a long-term plan of development.
"Considering the situation in each specific sector, in the sphere, it is necessary to focus not only on overcoming the challenges of this year, but also on building a long-term development plan based on the internal capabilities of our economy, science and education system. We must rely primarily on private business initiative and healthy competition, striving to maximize the utilization of our enterprises, creation of new competencies and increase of Russia's global competitiveness as a whole", the president is sure.