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.



Open budgeting for integrity and accountability in Kazakhstan

The budget has a central role in impacting citizens’ lives through translating public policy objectives into budget lines, and improving the openness of the budget process and documents. This is crucial to strengthening the integrity, accountability, and strategic approach of public governance. This chapter assesses the status of open budgeting in the Republic of Kazakhstan, describing the specific practices of open, transparent, and inclusive budgeting and oversight in the country’s public sector. The overview of the legal framework and the budget cycle is followed by the assessment of budget transparency on national and sub-national levels, the extent of social accounting and audit, and the adoption of participative budgeting practices - including those targeted at ensuring women play a larger role in the budget process (“gender budgeting”).


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