“Improving territorial indicators to improve regional policy” is the theme of the OECD workshop, where representatives of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan participated on July 3 this year in Nur-Sultan.
The event is another platform to support this process through the exchange of experience, knowledge and information.
Vice-Minister of National Economy Yermek Alpysov, in his welcoming speech, noted that the OECD is actively promoting regional policies focused on the economic growth and social well-being of people.
Kazakhstan is one of the four countries in the world with which the Country Program for Cooperation with the OECD was signed. As part of the first stage of the Country Program, OECD experts carried out Reviews on Territorial Development and Urban Development Policy of Kazakhstan. Following the implementation of the first stage of the Country Program, Kazakhstan carried out separate structural and institutional reforms based on the best practices and standards of the OECD.
“In general, the regional policy of Kazakhstan is designed to ensure the formation of favorable conditions and factors for increasing the economic competitiveness of regions, improving the quality of life of the population, regardless of where they live,” E.Alpysov added.
The OECD Territorial Review and the Kazakhstan City Policy Review of Kazakhstan provide a thorough analysis of regional and city trends, recommendations for improving territorial policy and management.
In his address to the seminar participants, Vice-Minister Yermek Alpysov stressed that “the seminar will allow discussing topical issues on improving regional policy and will provide an opportunity to share their strategies. The long-term goal of our independent state is the well-being of the people and the entry of Kazakhstan into the number of developed countries of the world. ”
“In particular, for us, the OECD standards are indicators of the development of all spheres of life, and cooperation with the OECD is an indicator of stability, a high level of transparency and investment attractiveness,” Alpysov said at a seminar where measures to improve regional policy were considered.
In the framework of the event, in order to develop proposals, representatives of the Ministry presented a presentation on new strategies for regional development of Kazakhstan.