Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Building Inclusive Labour Markets in Kazakhstan
A Focus on Youth, Older Workers and People with Disabilities
Kazakhstan has made major economic and social advances in the past decade and a half.
Yet, Kazakhstan needs to sustain high growth rates in the future to converge towards
the living standards of OECD countries. This report provides a review of the labour
market and social policies that could help Kazakhstan in its dual objectives of building
more inclusive labour markets, while maintaining a path of strong growth. It explores
the role that institutions and policies play in helping vulnerable groups to access
gainful and productive jobs, particularly focusing on three key groups: youth, older
workers, and people with disabilities, and provides a comprehensive set of policies
to increase the employment and employability of these groups. Evaluations and lessons
from innovative experiences in OECD and other countries are used to formulate recommendations
tailored to Kazakhstan.