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Kazakhstan : The Government of Kazakhstan has adopted a draft national report on anti-corruption.

At the Government session, chaired by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, a draft national report on anti-corruption has been adopted. The project was presented by Sayan Akhmetzhanov, Chief of Staff of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

According to Sayen Akhmetzhanov, the draft national report consists of five chapters and contains information on anti-corruption activities in the country, analysis of issues, and proposals for further improvement of the country's anticorruption policy.

In particular, the first chapter summarizes the implementation of the first stage of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2015-2025 and outlines the main directions of the national anti-corruption strategy.

The second chapter analyzes the state of affairs and trends in corruption in Kazakhstan based on official legal statistics, social assessments of corruption perceptions, and research results from international organizations.

"This year, Kazakhstan has scored 31 points in the rating of the countries according to the corruption perception index and has occupied 122nd place, improving the index by 2 points and 9th place. The achievement of such results, including over 30 scores, allowed us to overcome the category of countries with high levels of corruption, "he said. Akhmetzhanov.

The third chapter outlines the measures taken to address corruption risks as well as their socio-economic impact.

The fourth chapter deals with the participation of civil society in public policy in the fight against corruption, as well as the fight against corruption in society and the promotion of anti-corruption culture in society.

The last chapter is devoted to the further development of anti-corruption policies and legislation, including the introduction of international anti-corruption standards, project management in anticorruption activities and the Plan of Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2018-2020.

"The analysis provided in the national report shows that one of the main factors of income is the legislative support of the anti-corruption policy of the state and creation of new effective anti-corruption institutions, taking into account the best international practices and high standards of the world. The main priority in the fight against corruption is the systematic preventive work and implementation of effective measures to prevent corruption, "the head of the agency said.

In addition, Sayan Akhmetzhanov gave recommendations to the state bodies and the quasi-public sector to strengthen anti-corruption measures within the National Report.

"The central and local executive authorities should provide a multiplier effect of the practice of implementation of the project" Astana - the loyalty platform "in all the state bodies and regions of the country. With the aim of introducing international anti-corruption standards to national legislations, the need for a review of OECD Anti-Corruption Network Recommendations and Action Plans within the framework of the Fourth Monitoring Anti-Corruption Action Plan of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, it is proposed to develop an agreed strategy of action , - concluded S. Akhmetov. Akhmetzhanov.

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Date:Mar 15, 2018
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