Gosplan


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Gosplan

A committee that designed the economic plans for the Soviet Union. Initially planning for five years in advance, it later tried to plan for 10 to 15 years ahead. While Gosplan successfully industrialized the Soviet Union in only a few years, its plans were generally quite inefficient. It was created in 1921 and lasted until the end of the Soviet Union.
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According to Kahor Mahkamov (who chaired the republic's Gosplan in this period and later served as first secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan during the Gorbachev era), Abdullahad Kahorov, the chairman of the Council of Ministers, came to Moscow to lobby for the aluminum factory to be built in Tajikistan rather than Uzbekistan.
Reformialgatajad ja NSV Liidu Gosplan ei aktsepteerinud, et majanduspiirkonnad kasutasid neile antud suuremat otsustusoigust oma piirkonna majandushuvide uleliidulistest huvidest korgemale seadmiseks.
Este punto general fue confirmado por Yun (1988, 55), quien observo que a mediados de los ochenta el GOSPLAN solo podia elaborar balances materiales de 2.
Gosplan (the Soviet Union's State Planning Commission) (9) was gone, but so too was any semblance of coordinated planning and budgeting.
In addition, Gosplan officials, who were responsible for co-ordinating various parts of the Soviet economy, were accused of manipulating the figures.
When Khrushchev was taking Che on a tour of Moscow, Che asked to visit the Gosplan (the ministry of economic planning).
The IFB bears no resemblance to GOSPLAN in the former Soviet Union which was a central planning bureaucracy that did have tremendous power over who would produce what and how they would go about it.
The irony here is that by whittling down the purpose of the corporation to short term maximisation of such simple, misleading indicators, the United States and to a lesser extent the other English-speaking countries succeeded in introducing a discipline similar to the one imposed by Gosplan on factory managers in the old Soviet Union.
This sector produced obsolescing hardware for the constipated Gosplan (Central Planning Agency), which brokered exchanges between an empire of producers without quality computers or telecommunications, and without transparent banking or market indicators or even a free press.
But they had, nevertheless, to take the constraints of the economy into account: since productivity was more significant at Moscow, on account of the education and skilling of the workforce, the state enterprises had little difficulty in convincing the Gosplan authorities (centralized Soviet economic planning) to release the restrictions on the creation of new jobs and housing production.
In an attempt to be cautious, Gosplan restricted risk-management techniques by attempting to limit market concerns through market controls.
Gosplan (now subsumed into ministries of economy in most parts of the FSU) dominated decisions for government services and enterprise production.