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.
strengthen the rule of law and focus on implementing the reforms. Kazakhstan should continue with existing administrative simplification efforts and consider developing a systemic programme on administrative burden measurement.
effectively implement and ensure a functioning competitive environment. Kazakhstan should consider deleting provisions that allow for intervention based solely on an infringement upon consumers' rights or interests and instead focus on "harm to competition".
ensure an open, transparent and inclusive budgeting process at both the national and subnational levels, through for example; publishing citizens' versions of the national budget documents and improving the comprehensiveness of budget documents throughout the budget cycle.