Alexander Mudrov

Alexander Mudrov is a Chief Specialist Adviser to the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region of Russia where he oversees the activities of the Ministries and agencies responsible for Domestic Policy, Housing, Energy, Transport, and Construction. Alexander also works to improve the efficiency of local government and has developed several proposals aimed at streamlining the workforce and reducing expenditure. He is currently responsible for reforming local structures in order to maximise their efficiency and encourage transparency. Previously, Alexander worked for the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy and the Ministry of Domestic Policy in Nizhny Novgorod.

"I got experience to help me make useful changes in my region.”

Alexander’s action plan will address the lack of civic awareness about local development and political actions in the Nizhny Novgorod region of Russia. His aims are to achieve real transparency in local politics. Alexander will introduce county ‘brands’ to encourage people to think and engage on a more local level. Throughout his Fellowship Alexander met with a number of local authorities across the UK, including Hackney and South Tyneside councils and the Scottish Parliament. He also visited Transparency International UK where he received useful resources to help make local government of Nizhny Novgorod more transparent and open to the people.