Astana Symposium Examines Kazakhstan’s New Civil Service Model



ASTANA – The Kazakh Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption with the support of the Regional Hub of Civil Service organised a March 13 symposium concerning the country’s civil service model. The symposium was held in the Academy of Public Administration and included participation of leading international experts and representatives of authorised civil service bodies. I.

IMG_4088_on2In his opening remarks, agency Deputy Chairman Sayan Akhmetzhanovnoted that during the Nur Otan Party’s 16th Congress,the head of state determined the formation of modern, professional and autonomous state apparatus, ensuring qualitative implementation of economic programmes and provision of public services as a primary institutional reform. He also stressed that the policy of the agency is aimed at professionalising the state apparatus on the basis of meritocracy principles and talent management to provide for the country’s sustainable growth and stability.

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Regional hub of Civil Service in Astana Alikhan Baimenov said that “international experts note that as of today, Kazakhstan is considered to be a recognised leader in the field of civil service reform. Development of civil service is a prime example of consistent and progressive reform based on the strategic vision and political will of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of our state.”

In his presentation, Maximilian Foedinger, key expert of the European Unionproject Civil Service Reform and Modernisation of the Government of Kazakhstan (CSR),spoke about the main results of civil service reform implemented in the country and shared his views on improving its civil service model.

Additional reports were delivered by Associate Professor Rex Feyser (USA), CIVICA Asia-Pacific General Manager Sukhvinder Singh Chopra (Singapore) and National Union of Human Resource Management CEO Alexander Turchinov (Russia).

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