OECD Integrity Scan of Kazakhstan

Preventing Corruption for a Competitive Economy

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This report looks at how to curb corruption and build a more competitive economy in the Republic of Kazakhstan by assessing four crucial factors: governance, prevention, detection, and prosecution and recovery. In its analysis, it draws on good international practices as well as OECD instruments and tools in 15 policy areas: regulatory governance, competition policy, public financial management, development co-operation, public sector integrity, public procurement, tax administration and transparency, export credits, lobbying, whistleblower protection, business sector integrity, criminalising bribery, civil society, and media. The report provides recommendations for improving Kazakhstan’s laws and policies as well as effectively implementing them in each of these areas.



Assessment and recommendations

As an integral part of effective public governance - the foundation for building integrity - regulatory policy helps shape the relationship between the state, citizens and businesses. In Kazakhstan, there has been undeniable progress in strengthening the rule of law. Going forward however, Kazakhstan must focus on the implementation of the reforms. This will involve strengthening the regulatory impact procedure when preparing regulations to capture the full consequences of draft regulations. Additionally, Kazakhstan should continue with existing administrative simplification efforts and consider developing a systemic programme on administrative burden measurement. To be effective, these efforts must be accompanied by improved regulatory transparency through a pro-active approach to public consultation.


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