Earlier this month Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev informed the public regarding his plan to outline 100 concrete steps to implement five institutional reforms in the country. The detailed document became publically available this week. The document represents Kazakhstan’s Singaporean plans of sorts, in order to establish the country among global leaders.
The step-by-step plan of the Nation for implementation of five institutional reforms of President Nursultan Nazarbayev was published in the print media, Kazpravda.kz reports.
“100 concrete steps are a response to the global and local challenges and the plan for the nation to join the top 30 developed countries in the new historical conditions. 100 concrete steps will give Kazakhstan a margin of safety that will surely go through a difficult period, implement the “Strategy – 2050” and strengthen the Kazakh statehood. The plan lays the radical changes in society and the state, “- says the publication.
The plan includes five institutional reforms:
- formation of a professional state apparatus
- the rule of law
- industrialization and economic growth
- identity and unity of Kazakhstan
- formation of an accountable government
Reforms in modernizing civil service procedures, the justice system, tax, and customs, as well as the creation of an “accountable government” are named on Kazakhstan’s 2050 agenda.
“Budget and consolidated financial statements,results of an external financial audit, results of evaluation of the effectiveness of public policy, public assessment of quality of public services, the report on execution of the republican and local budgets will be public,” Kazpravda.kz reports.
Russia’s Sberbank’s head German Gref shared his impressions after reading the 100 steps document: “I don’t know if you had a chance to read this document published by Kazakhstan’s president. I experienced a culture shock when I read it. This is an impressive program for creating an effective and accountable government. I thought I was reading Singapore’s government plan while reading it,” Gref told Vedomosti.
In order to start implementing these reforms the National Commission on modernization, headed by Prime Minister Karim Masimov, was established under the President of the country. The commission is composed of five working groups consisting of local and foreign experts.