Risk Governance Scan of Kazakhstan

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This report presents the governance framework in Kazakhstan for managing disaster risks. A wide range of disaster risks are present throughout the national territory, primarily floods, landslides, avalanches, but also extreme cold and heatwaves. The report reviews how the central government sets up a national strategy to manage these disaster risks, and how a national risk governance framework is formulated and executed. It examines the role of the private sector and other non-governmental actors in contributing to resilience at a national and subnational level.


Assessment and Recommendations

Principle I of the OECD Recommendation calls on countries to assign national leadership that coordinates a whole-of-government approach to the governance of critical risks. The institutional set up in Kazakhstan functions on top down and bottom up processes across a multi-level government. The Security Council drives the National Security Strategy, which is meant to align sectoral risk policies to common objectives. The Central Committee for Emergency Situations in the Ministry of Internal Affairs aims to coordinate risk policies and stakeholders across central level government, technical agencies and subnational level stakeholders. In this way, it plays an important role to ensure goals and objectives across the risk management cycle provided in the NSS are achieved across stakeholders.


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