Indicators of Innovative Development of Russian Regions for the Purposes of Monitoring and Control

The article examines the main approaches for utilization of different indicators of innovation development that are used by regional authorities for monitoring established goals. There are two groups of indicators: the first level indicators (indicators of innovative development, which are used in regional development programs to assess the achievement of the goals of innovation policy) and the second-level indicators (indicators that are used by the federal government for the comparative analysis of innovative development of the regions). This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of first-level indicators used in the innovative development programs of European and Russian regions. The article also presents a set of second-level indicators for implementation at the federal level in order to monitor innovative development of Russian regions and to use for realization of the Russian innovative development strategy.

Keywords: measurement of innovation activities, regional innovation indexes, target indicators, innovative regions of Russia, regional programs of innovative development