Support for the Development of the Policy Dialogue and Advice Programme (PDAP) of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title Support for the Development of the Policy Dialogue and Advice Programme (PDAP) of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Project Number EuropeAid/125464/C/SER/KZ
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End February 1, 2008–December 31, 2010
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 3,400,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- DMI Associates (France)
- IBF International Consulting (Belgium)
- INCOM Consulting (International Consulting & Management) (Greece)
- Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) (Kazakhstan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

George Myrogiannis – Team Leader

Beneficiary Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan and core ministries of the country

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project established the EU-Kazakhstan Policy Dialogue and Advice Facility (PDAF) to support the country’s political, economic and social development in the framework an enhanced EU – Kazakhstan policy dialogue. The PDAF combined Kazakh and European expertise and provided quick-response policy advice, focused on Kazakh reform policies.

Project Objectives

The purpose is to provide high level policy and legal advice to the Government of Kazakhstan through the establishment of a Policy Dialogue and Advice Facility, able to support the country’s political, economic and social development in the framework of an enhanced EU-Kazakhstan Policy Dialogue.

The wider objectives of the project were:

– To support Kazakhstan’s effort in fostering reforms and increasing competitiveness of the country as well and efficiency/effectiveness of the State programming documents;

– To strengthen relationships between EU and Kazakhstan by means of exchange of expertise, best practices, know-how and an enhanced policy dialogue process.

The following priorities identified by the Government should be covered by the project: Telecommunication (including competition law application), Public finance, Food security, Export promotion, Environment, Innovation, Competition, Administration reform (improvement of taxation system), Construction, etc.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Social Partnership
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy
Related Projects
Activities

– High-level policy and legal advice through a PDAF (Policy Dialogue and Advice Facility);
– Elaboration of studies and analytical papers and policy memoranda;
– Organisation of seminars, master classes and conferences at PDAF on relevant strategy and policy issues;
– Preparation of draft laws and proposals to foster capacity building and administrative reforms;
– Assisting the Government in developing a communication strategy with special attention to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and EU – Kazakhstan relations;
– Providing technical training and peer assistance to partners and stakeholders of Kazakhstan on selected priority areas;
– Facilitating internships in Member States and EU institutions, in particular the European Commission services, for Kazakhstan partners;
– Establishment of contacts, cooperation and quasitwinning initiatives among Kazakhstan State and private institutions and corresponding bodies in EU countries.

Project Results

The following results should be achieved:

1. Enhanced capacity of the Kazakh Government to design and implement those policy programmes, which are needed in order to increase economic growth and competitiveness of the country, in line with its modernisation strategies;
2. Enhanced access to information and promotion of knowledge networks between EU and Kazakhstan;
3. Support the development of a monitoring system of implementation of Government strategies and programmes;
4. Enhanced trade and investment potential of Kazakhstan;
5. Increased visibility of EU values, initiatives and principles in Kazakhstan;
6. Implementation of the new local Government Act strengthened: organisation of the training and workshops on local governance issues for central and local representative bodies. Support in developing new legal acts in order to enforce the Local Government Act;
7. Quality of locally delivered services improved.

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