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An analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of institutional reforms in the field of housing and communal services: Macro-and meso-levels

Vol. 16, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2018

Received: 26 June 2018

Received in revised form: 10 September 2018

Accepted: 1 October 2018

Available online: 14 December 2018


JEL Classification: D12

Pages: 2218–2236

Sharonina L.V. Southern Federal University (SFEDU), Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Stash S.V. Southern Federal University (SFEDU), Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Subject This article considers the issues of efficiency of institutional changes taking place in the housing and communal sector during the reform period.
Objectives The article aims to assess the effectiveness of institutional reforms in the sphere of housing and communal services based on the study of its development at the RF State and Federal district levels.
Methods For the study, we used the methods of analysis and synthesis, logical and statistical analyses, and the program-oriented and systems approaches.
Results The article defines the main consequences of changes in the institutions of ownership of housing stock, municipal and engineering infrastructure, management, finance, pricing, and social assistance systems. The article focuses on the changes occurring in the subjects of the Southern Federal District.
Conclusions The article concludes that the institutional transformations carried out have resulted in both positive and negative aspects. The effectiveness of institutional changes can be assessed through a system of indicators demonstrating an increase in the quality of services provided, improving customer satisfaction, achieving a balance of interests of all participants of economic relations.

Keywords: housing and public services, reform, institutional transformation, development trend


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