This review examines the recent reforms undertaken by the government of Kazakhstan
in the area of public governance and evaluates their impact on the effectiveness,
strategic capacity and accountability of the state. The review places particular emphasis
on strategic planning, policy and programme evaluation, risk management, devolution
and functional reviews, privatisation and the oversight of state-owned enterprises
– all areas in which the government has taken or considered significant initiatives.
The report offers a number of recommendations for further progress towards an effective,
strategic and accountable state.