Towards a More Effective, Strategic and Accountable State in Kazakhstan

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This review examines the recent reforms undertaken by the government of Kazakhstan in the area of public governance and evaluates their impact on the effectiveness, strategic capacity and accountability of the state. The review places particular emphasis on strategic planning, policy and programme evaluation, risk management, devolution and functional reviews, privatisation and the oversight of state-owned enterprises – all areas in which the government has taken or considered significant initiatives. The report offers a number of recommendations for further progress towards an effective, strategic and accountable state.



Governance reform in Kazakhstan: An overview

This first section provides context in which to situate the recent measures that the government has undertaken to reform its structures and organisation. The topics covered in this overview are: 1) the evolution of governance in Kazakhstan since its independence; 2) the general conclusions of the review of the central administration conducted by the OECD in 2014 and its recommendations; and 3) the five areas of institutional reforms and the 100 Concrete Steps roadmap defined by President Nazarbayev in May 2015.


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