Issue №2, 2019



Potential of public-private partnerships in the healthcare of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation

DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-2-51-60

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Toropushina E. E. — Luzin Institute for Economic Studies — Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Apatity, Russia; Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Department of Social Policy in the North, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Currently, the Russian Arctic healthcare system is experiencing a systemic crisis; there is a shortage of infrastructural security and government spending on the health of residents of the Arctic territories. In the context of budget cuts for healthcare, it became important to attract private investment in this area, including through publicprivate partnerships, but there was no practical implementation of this state regulation tool in the Arctic regions. In this regard, the aim of the work was to study the theoretical foundations, foreign trends and Russian experience in implementing public-private partnerships in healthcare, as well as identifying existing constraints and the potential for implementing infrastructure projects in healthcare in the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation under publicprivate partnership conditions. In the process, the methods of logical and statistical analysis, case studies were used. The study showed a significant potential for the development of the institute of public-private partnership in the health of the Arctic regions, but the identified trends indicate the need for fundamental changes in the basic principles of the implementation of federal social policy in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, which should be based on the specific features of the Arctic territory and its significance for economic development of the country as a whole. Only under this condition will it be possible to stop the further development of negative trends in the health of the Arctic, and the implementation of public-private partnership in this area will serve as an effective tool for implementing the policy in the field of public health, will contribute to the formation and growth of human capital, the modernization of the Arctic economy and the development of the Russian Arctic socio-economic territorial system. The practical significance of the results is determined by the possibility of their use in the practice of public administration, scientific and analytical studies of the development of public-private partnership in the Russian Arctic.

Keywords: healthcare, public-private partnerships, projects, infrastructure, Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation


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For citation: Toropushina E. E. Potential of public-private partnerships in the healthcare of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation // Corporate governance and innovative economic development of the North: Bulletin of the Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Capital of Syktyvkar State University. 2019. No. 2. Р. 51–60. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2019-2-51-60.