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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.

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Empowering civil society in Kazakhstan

Uniquely positioned to independently monitor public services, raise awareness, and denounce bribery perpetrated by different economic and political actors, this chapter will assess the key role that civil society can play in fighting corruption and holding public officials accountable in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The chapter covers the legal environment governing CSOs in Kazakhstan and assesses whether there is an enabling environment for the effective role of civil society organisations. Second, it looks at the role of civil society organisations in combating corruption and promoting integrity in Kazakhstan. Finally, the chapter assesses CSOs’ commitment to integrity within their own organisations.

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