Evaluation of Effectiveness “5-100 Plan” in the Context of the Russian Education Policy using Policy Tools Theory and Policy Networks

Mr. Nikita Talovsky
Mr. Gregory Khvatsky
Dr. Dmitry Zaytsev
Dr. Valentina Kuskova

Governments design public policies to expand the public good. Policy design is effective if the stated goal of the public policy is achieved, but the design of such policies involves careful selection of policy tools (instruments) which would be the most effective in achieving the goal of a policy reform or a policy program. As policy tools have various effectiveness in different contexts and in different combinations, their choice should be deliberate. Based on the framework of resource-based approach to the policy tools, authors study policy networks in the context of policy tools theory. The study is focused on the structure of the new collaborative policy networks, and develops a model to examine the relationship between structural characteristics of Russian education reform known as the “5-100 Plan.”