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Government adopts draft National Report on Combating Corruption

13 March 2018, 14:43

Today at the meeting of the Government chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, a draft National Report on Combating Corruption was adopted. The project was presented by Sayan Akhmetzhanov, head of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption (ACSAAC).

According to Sayan Akhmetzhanov, the draft National report consists of five chapters and contains information about the country's anti-corruption work, analysis of existing problems, as well as suggestions for further improvement of anti-corruption policy.

In particular, the first chapter sums up the results of the implementation of the first stage of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2015-2025 and discloses the key directions of the national model of combating corruption.

The second chapter gives an analysis of the state and trends of corruption in Kazakhstan, based on official legal statistics, a sociological measurement of the level of perception of corruption, as well as the results of studies of international organizations.

"This year Kazakhstan gained 31 points in the Corruption Perceptions Index and ranked 122nd, improving the index by 2 points and 9 positions. Such results, in particular, exceeding the threshold value of 30 points allowed to withdraw from the category of the most corrupted countries," S. Akhmetzhanov informed.

In the third chapter, the measures taken to eliminate corruption risks, as well as their social and economic effect, are presented.

The fourth chapter is devoted to the involvement of civil society in the state policy of combating corruption, as well as the formation of public aversion to corruption and the promotion of anti-corruption culture in society.

The final chapter is devoted to the prospects of further development of anti-corruption policies and legislation, including through the implementation of international anti-corruption standards, the implementation of project management in a number of anti-corruption activities and the draft plan of action to implement the anti-corruption strategy for 2018-2020.

"The analysis in the national report indicates that one of the key factors of success was the legislative support of anti-corruption policy of the state and the creation of new institutions for the effective prevention of corruption, taking into account the best international practices and high world standards. The main emphasis in the fight against corruption is made to the system and implementation of effective measures to prevent corruption,” head of the ACSAAC apparatus said.

Also Sayan Ahmetzhanov, within the framework of the National Report, made recommendations to state bodies and the quasi-public sector aimed at increasing anti-corruption measures.

"The central and local executive bodies should ensure the multiplicative effect of disseminating the experience of Astana-Adaldyk Alany project in all state bodies and regions of the country. For the implementation of international anti-corruption standards in the national legislation, the authorized state bodies are recommended, taking into account the specifics of national legislation, based on thorough and balanced analysis, to consider the prospects and the need for adopting the OECD Anti-Corruption Network recommendations in the fourth round of monitoring of the Istanbul Plan of Action for combating corruption and to prepare a coordinated action strategy," S. Akhmetzhanov summed up.


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