Articles by Saltanat Janenova

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

New Trajectories of Civil Service Reform in Kazakhstan

In December 2012, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev presented his vision of Kazakhstan in 2050, which aims to enter the country in the top 30 most-developed countries. One of the priorities of this strategy is the formation of a professional state apparatus for which “serving the people and the state should be above all.” Civil…

OECD Strengthens Partnership with Kazakhstan

On Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria signed a memorandum of understanding between Kazakhstan and the OECD on the implementation of the Country Programme of Cooperation for 2015-2016. The country programme acknowledges…

OECD Supports Strengthening Agricultural Cooperatives in Kazakhstan

The OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, launched in 2008, helps accelerate economic reforms and improve the business climate to achieve sustainable economic growth and employment in two regions: Central Asia and Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. The Kazakhstan Regional Competitiveness Project aims to promote regional competitiveness and inclusive growth in Kazakhstan’s regions. The project works…

OECD Launches Review of Central Administration of Kazakhstan

In his annual state-of-the-nation address in 2014, President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared that Kazakhstan should seek to introduce living standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) member countries. Currently the OECD includes 34 top developed countries which account for 60 percent of the world’s GDP. Good governance has been selected among top priority areas…