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The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

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What Worries the World. April 2022

The study presents the results of a survey of the people in 27 countries, conducted by Ipsos, on current topics and the level of approval of the development prospects of countries.

Analysts of the Roscongress Foundation have identified the main theses of this study, accompanying each of them with a relevant piece of video broadcasts of panel discussions held as part of the business programs of key events held by the Foundation.

Coronavirus is no longer the main topic that worries people in the world while inflation has become the new leader.

The results of a survey of people in 27 countries around the world (North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia) show that after a long period of dominance of epidemiological fears in the mood of the population, coronavirus infection has lost its leading place in the ranking of topics of concern to people. Over the year, the share of respondents indicating the coronavirus in the top three most exciting topics decreased from 45% (1st place) to 18% (8th place). Over the same period, concerns about inflation more than tripled (from 10% to 32%).

Video: roscongress.org/sessions/spief-2021-rossiyskaya-ekonomika-ot-antikrizisnoy-povestki-k-ustoychivomu-razvitiyu/search/#00:29:49.952

Only a third of those surveyed believe their countries are moving in the right direction.

Assessing the general direction of development of their countries, 63% of respondents indicated that their countries are moving in the wrong direction. Only in three countries the share of positive assessments of the direction of the country’s development exceeded the share of negative ones: Saudi Arabia — 92%, India — 77%, Malaysia — 54%. The lowest level of support for the country’s development direction is observed in Latin American countries: Colombia — 16%, Argentina — 15%, Peru — 7%.

Video: roscongress.org/sessions/budushchee-otkrytogo-i-tsifrovogo-gosudarstvennogo-upravleniya/search/#00:59:15.839

General assessments of the development of countries by the population correlate well with their assessments of the economic situation.

Across all countries, 35% on average say that the current economic situation in their country is good, while a majority (65%) say that it is bad. Saudi Arabia remains at the top of the rankings, with 92% describing the country’s economic situation as good. The country’s score has not dropped below 80% since March 2018. Sweden’s score has recovered from last month’s drop, increasing 16 points up to 61%. There is also an 11-point rise in Malaysia (49%), Israel (47%) and Chile (25%). After big increases last month in Japan and South Korea, scores in both countries have returned to their previous levels, down 12 points in Japan (14%) and 11 points in South Korea (26%). Elsewhere, the largest decreases are in Spain (-16 to 18%) and Great Britain (-11 to 30%).

Video: roscongress.org/sessions/spief-2019-formiruya-industriyu-budushchego-tsifrovye-tekhnologii-v-promyshlennosti/search/#01:06:43.071

We also invite you to familiarize yourself with other materials posted in special sections of the Roscongress Information and Analytical System Economic progress, COVID-19 and Monetary Policy dedicated to current topical issues.

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