The Council on Competitiveness under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan was established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on September 5, 2012, No. 1142, in order to develop proposals and recommendations on the fundamental principles, tasks and ways to improve the country's competitiveness.
The activities of the Council are aimed at ensuring the practical interaction of state bodies, business communities, the scientific community and non-governmental organizations with a view to jointly working out practical proposals and recommendations on the creation of effective mechanisms to enhance the country's competitiveness.
The main tasks and functions of the Council are:
1) development of proposals for the formation and implementation of a unified policy on improving the competitiveness of Kazakhstan's national economy;
2) development of proposals and recommendations on the basic principles, tasks and mechanisms for increasing the competitiveness of Kazakhstan's national economy;
3) development of proposals to improve the competitiveness of the economy through improving the indicators of basic factors ("Macroeconomics", "Institutions", "Business", "Human Development", "Technology and Innovation");
4) participation in the formation of the annual report on the competitiveness of the country.
The Chairman of the Council is the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Council includes: Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; ministers of national economy, finance, investment and development and other heads of state bodies, state companies and public organizations.
Meetings of the Council are held as necessary, but not less than once every three months.
More information about the activities of the Council can be found on the site competitiveness.kz.