EXPERT: KAZAKHSTAN’S DEVELOPMENT MODEL IS WORTH TO FOLLOW
Kazakhstan is a model of successful development, UNOSSC Secretary General Envoy Jorge Chediek says. According to him, over the 25 years of independence, Kazakhstan has achieved considerable socio-economic progress. The expert noted that Kazakhstan has built an effective public administration. It was the active improvement of civil service that led to creation of a regional hub in Kazakhstan.
JORGE CHEDIEK, UNOSSC SECRETARY GENERAL ENVOY:
- Kazakhstan has been an example. In the last 25 years it has transformed its economy, it has grown impressively among the fastest growing economies in the world and in addition to that it succeeded in translation that extraordinary economic growth into improving the quality of life of its population. In addition Kazakhstan is an example of a country with many peoples, many cultures working together harmoniously and also becoming a big place of peace and stability in the Central Asian region. That example has been recognized by its election to the United Nations Security Council
Kazakhstan is making a great deal of effort to enter top 30 most developed countries. According to the OECD representative Edwin Lau, Kazakhstan seeks leadership both at regional and global level. Therefore, the Kazakh government is widely introducing international standards.
EDWIN LAU, HEAD OF DIVISION, PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE:
- In that particular area I see that the 100 concrete steps presented by President Nazarbayev have really focused on the importance of building up the capacity of the public service and I think that he understands the critical importance of the civil services’ professionalism and independence in order to implement all of the reforms that are part of the President’s program. In addition to that I also see that legislative frameworks are in place in particular around open government, around the streamlining of the strategic planning in terms of the decentralization of some responsibilities to local governments.
According to Edwin Lau, Kazakhstan poses interest to many countries. Kazakhstan’s experience is being examined worldwide.