Kazakhstan has made a significant commitment to address corruption. The government has recently accepted a white paper on anti-corruption measure from the U.S.-Kazakhstani Public Private Economic Partnership Initiative (PPEPI). White Paper #1 advises that one “approach that has been particularly effective in addressing corruption is to engage civil society in the process where it can play and active, but objective role.” One of PPEPI’s key recommendations is to establish an Independent Anti-Corruption Council, comprising members of the business and NGO.
Mediating and facilitating the development of recommendations on improving the existing laws and regulations for the Government of Kazakhstan;
Assisting in providing research, analyses and reporting on best international practice to combat corruption;
Organizing a study tour for members of the Council to get familiar with international experience;
Conducting trainings for journalists followed by a competition on the best reporting on corruption.
The Council will improve public access to information on corruption and rule of law issues.
NGO and businesses in Kazakhstan will play be engaged in monitoring corruption.