The main principles our state policy is guided by are plan-based approach, consistency, gradualness, and continuity.
The main principles of our country’s state policy have been identified by the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Throughout his presidency, the plan-based approach, consistency, gradualness and continuity in the state policy have been made manifest as follows:
As far as the economy is concerned, we proceed from what we already have: we do not crush, scatter or destroy anything.
Strong and efficient state power, political stability in our country are the essential conditions for a policy line geared towards evolutionary and progressive development of the national economy, towards further integration into the world’s economy.
The plan-based state policy results in a stage-by-stage improvement of the people’s living standards. Belarus has been the first among the CIS member states to regain the industrial output level of 1990; it is ahead of the CIS member states in terms of the human development index.
Belarus has chosen to follow the path of evolutionary development and rejected the prescriptions of the International Monetary Fund like shock therapy and landslide privatization. Over many years of creative work, the Belarusian model of socio-economic development has been put in place – the model which combines the advantages of market economy and efficient social protection. Our development concept has been elaborated in keeping with the historical continuity and people’s traditions. The Belarusian model aims to improve the existing economic basis rather than to make a revolutionary break of the former system. The Belarusian economic model contains the elements of continuity in the functioning of state institutions everywhere it has proved effective.
The consistent state policy toward economic reforms has prevented the formation of oligarchic structures in Belarus, mass-scale unemployment and impoverishment of population, severance of economic ties with the CIS member states.
Political continuity is a major principle of state administration. The principle of continuity is also seen as a priority in the activities of the country’s leaders.