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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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Encouraging reporting of corruption in Kazakhstan through

This chapter assesses existing whistle blower protection provisions in the Republic of Kazakhstan for both public officials and citizens, including the coverage of the laws and protections from retaliation and reprisals. The chapter discusses the value of implementing measures to encouraging good faith reporting whilst simultaneously preventing reporting in bad faith. The need for clear reporting channels to facilitate disclosures, the positive elements of implementing an incentive structure for whistleblowers, as well as the importance of a strong communication regime are also explored.

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