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.



Regulating lobbying in Kazakhstan to prevent policy capture

Lobbying can act as a positive force in that it has the potential to promote democratic participation and can provide decision-makers with valuable insights, as well as facilitate stakeholder access to public policy development and implementation. Yet, lobbying can also be an opaque activity perceived of dubious integrity. This chapter provides an overview of lobbying practices in the Republic of Kazakhstan and addresses the policies that apply to lobbying activities. The chapter underscores areas where more could be done to promote a culture of integrity at the intersection between the public and private sectors.


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